The Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints: Compiled from Original Monuments and Other Authentic Records, Volume 12

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J. Moir, 1800
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Page 58 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 365 - A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation, and great mourning: Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
Page 201 - Make me bishop of Rome, and I will be a Christian to-morrow." Power alone is a snare to ambitious and worldly men ; and a danger inseparable from exalted stations ; yet all such things are rather an object of dread to those clergymen whose hearts are disengaged from the world ; and riches in their hands are only the patrimony of Christ, instruments of charity. The reflection, however, of this heathen shows how necessary Christian modesty is to recommend the spirit of the gospel. Damasus certainly...
Page 341 - Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; " and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.
Page 264 - Paul himself and the rest of the apostles, being confident in this, that all these have not run in vain, but in faith and righteousness ; and are gone to the place that was due to them from the Lord, with whom also they suffered. For they loved not this present world, but Him who died, and was raised again by God for us.
Page 317 - And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people: For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.
Page 12 - It was often unpleasant to observe how much his goodhumor, in this respect, was abused. VII Our author did not remain long in Staffordshire. Edward, duke of Norfolk, (to whom the present duke is second in succession,) applied to the late Mr. Challoner for a person to be his chaplain, and to superintend the education of Mr. Edward Howard, his nephew and presumptive heir. Mr. Challoner fixed upon our author to fill that situation. His first residence, after he was appointed to it, was at Norwich in...
Page 264 - Being confident of this, that all these have not run in vain ; but in faith and righteousness, and are gone to the place that was due to them from the Lord ; with whom also they suffered. For they loved not this present world; but him who died, and was raised again by God for us.
Page 359 - ... to be carried to the assembly of the faithful by his disciples with great difficulty ; and every time said to his flock only these words : " My dear children, love one another.
Page 49 - Xavier sit-p ting at the helm and steering it. Many other clear predictions of the saint are recorded. At Malacca he was received with the greatest joy that can be imagined, and he immediately set himself to contrive how he might compass his intended journey to China. The greatest difficulty was, that besides the ill understanding which was betwixt China and. Portugal, it was forbidden to strangers, on pain of death, or of perpetual imprisonment, to set foot in that kingdom. Even some Portuguese...

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