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Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

HAMLET. Act III. Scene 3.

LXXXIII.

QUARRELS SHOULD BE LEFT TO GOD.

Say not, I will do to him as he hath done to me.

PROV. xxiv. 29.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Rom. xii. 19.

His disciples James and John . . said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.?—LUKE ix. 54, 55.

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee. —Prov. xx. 22.

God will be avenged for the deed ;
Take not the quarrel from his powerful arm ;

* Lev. xix. 18; Gen. xlix. 5-7; 1 Sam. xxiv. 17. ? 1 Pet. ii. 21-23; Matt. v. 44. 3 1 Tim. v. 15; Matt. v. 38, 39.

He needs no indirect nor lawless course
To cut off those who have offended him.

KING RICHARD III. Act 1. Scene 4.

Put we our quarrel to the will of heaven,
Who, when he sees the hours ripe on earth,
Will rain hot vengeance on offenders' heads.

KING RICHARD II. Act I, Scene 2.

LXXXIV.

THE TRIUMPH OF RELIGION IN AFFLICTION.

My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the
strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."

Ps. lxxiii. 26.

O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my
refuge in the day of affliction. -JER. xvi. 19.

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.”

JOB xiii. 15.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with
me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

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Ps. xxiii. 4.

1 Lam. iii. 24; Ps. cxix. 57. ? Ps. xlvi. 1 ; Is. xxxi. 1, 2.
3 Rom. viii. 38, 39; 2 Tim. iv. 6-8; Prov. xiv, 32.

4 Is. xliii. 2; 1 Cor. xv. 55.

Now God be praised ! that to believing souls
Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
KING HENRY VI. (2d part).

Act II. Scene 1.

LXXXV.

HYPOCRISY IN DEVOTION.

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.?_MATT. XV. 8.

There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.?

PROV. xxx. 12.

Two men went up into the temple to pray ; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.”

LUKE xviii. 10, 11.

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts. —LUKE xvi. 15.

1 Is. lviii. 1-3; Tit. i. 16.
2 Acts viii. 21 ; Rev. iii. 2 ; Prov. xxiii. 26.
3 Is. i. 15; Rev. iii. 17, 18; 2 Tim. iii. 5.

1 Sam. xvi. 7; Jer. xvii. 10; Matt. xxiii. 25.

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’T is too much proved, that with devotion's visage,
And pious action, we do sugar o'er
The devil himself.—HAMLET. Act III. Scene 1.

Oh, what may man within him hide,
Though angel on the outward side!

MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

Act III. Scene 2.

God knows, of pure devotion.
KING HENRY VI. (20 part).

Act 11. Scene 1.

LXXXVI.

PRACTICE BETTER THAN PRECEPT.

Let us not love in word, neither in tongue ; but in deed, and in truth.—1 John iii. 18.

Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.-JAMES i. 22.

See that thou come
Not to woo honour, but to wed it.
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

Act II. Scene 1.

1 Matt. vii. 21; Luke xi. 28; John xiii. 17; Rom. ii. 13.

LXXXVII.

HEROISM OF SELF-GOVERNMENT.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 2_Prov. xvi. 32.

Brave conquerors ! for so you are
That war against your own affections,
And the huge army of the world's desires.

LOVE'S LABOUR 's Lost. Act 1. Scene 1.

Better conquest never canst thou make
Than arm thy constant and thy nobler parts
Against these giddy, loose suggestions.

KING John, Act III. Scene 1.

LXXXVIII.

DUTY OF SELF-EXAMINATION.

Examine yourselves.—2 Cor. xiii. 5.

Let a man examine himself; for if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.—1 Cor. xi. 28, 31.

.1 Prov. xix. 11; 1 Sam. xxv. 32, 33; Rev. ii. 7.

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