Poetic Sketches from Bunyan: Comprising Some of the Leading Incidents in the First Part of the Pilgrim's Progress

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Turner and Hadley, 1821 - 215 pagina's
 

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Pagina 51 - ... What shall we say then ? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith ; but Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore ? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.
Pagina ix - Back to the season of life's happy spring, 1 pleased remember, and, while memory yet Holds fast her office here, can ne'er forget ; Ingenious dreamer, in whose well-told tale Sweet fiction and sweet truth alike prevail ; Whose humorous vein, strong sense, and simple style, May teach the gayest, make the gravest smile...
Pagina 173 - Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Pagina 97 - While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
Pagina xix - ... he was too wise and too religious a man to desire riches either for himself or his children. When a wealthy London citizen offered to take one of his sons as an apprentice without a premium, he declined the friendly and advantageous offer, saying " God did not send me to advance my family, but to preach the Gospel.
Pagina xvi - That John Bunyan of the town of Bedford, labourer, being a person of such and such conditions, he hath (since such a time) devilishly and perniciously abstained from coming to church to hear divine service, and is a common upholder of several unlawful meetings and conventicles, to the great disturbance and distraction of the good subjects of this kingdom, contrary to the laws of our sovereign lord the king, &c.
Pagina viii - The wisest heads might agitate in vain. 0 thou, whom, borne on fancy's eager wing; Back to the season of life's happy spring, 1 pleased remember, and, while memory yet Holds fast her office here, can ne'er forget...
Pagina xviii - the author was only thirty-two years of age when he was imprisoned; (in which situation he wrote this work:) "he had spent his youth in the most disadvantageous manner imaginable; and he had been no more than five years a member of the church at Bedford, and less time a preacher of the gospel;" and during part, at least, of his tedious imprisonment of twelve years, he had "no books, except a Bible, and Fox's Martyrology.
Pagina 37 - ... their families ; that it prevents their enjoying comfort in domestic life, or in other providential blessings ; that it leads them into perilous and distressing situations, of which their first terrors and despondings are only an earnest ; that a troubled conscience may be quieted in a more expeditious and easy manner ; and that they may obtain credit, comfort, and manifold advantages, by following prudent counsel. — On the other hand, Christian speaks in the character of a young convert. He...
Pagina 67 - Whatever be the object, this dominion of the passions produces fretfulness and childish pcrverseness, when the imagined temporal good is withheld. This impatience of delay or disappointment is however succeeded by pride, insolence, and inordinate though transient joy, when the man is indulged with the possession of his idol ; yet he soon grows dissatisfied with success, and often speedily lavishes away his coveted advantages. On the other hand. Patience is the emblem of those who quietly and meekly...

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