Reminiscences of Charles Butler ...

J. Murray, 1827



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第 146 頁 - Christ. 2 Cor. iii. 18. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory as by the Spirit of the Lord.
第 146 頁 - If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and will make our abode with him.
第 14 頁 - He seemed to feel, and even to envy, the happiness of my situation ; while I admired the powers of a superior man, as they are blended in his attractive character with the softness and simplicity of a child. Perhaps no human being was ever more perfectly exempt from the taint of malevolence, vanity, or falsehood.
第 187 頁 - Author, and therewith of the Reformation in England, against some of the Allegations which have been recently made by the Rev. Dr. Lingard, the Rev. Dr. Milner, and Charles Butler, Esq. By the Rev.
第 174 頁 - Contemplation, and it is in the unitive way of religion, that is, it consists in unions and adherences to God ; it is a prayer of quietness and silence, and a meditation extraordinary, a discourse without variety, a vision and intuition of divine excellencies, an immediate entry into an orb of light, and a resolution of all our faculties into sweetnesses, affections and starings upon the Divine beauty, and is carried on to ecstasies, raptures, suspensions, elevations, abstractions, and apprehensions...
第 93 頁 - A description of London and its natives would fill a volume. The buildings are very fine : it may be called the sink of vice : but its hospitals and charitable institutions, whose turrets pierce the skies like so many electrical conductors, avert the wrath of Heaven.
第 176 頁 - I do not mean hereby, that the Spirit of God testifies this by any outward voice; no, nor always by an inward voice, although he may do this sometimes. Neither do I suppose, that he always applies to the heart (though he often may) one or more texts of Scripture.
第 176 頁 - God, to correct, soften, or strengthen the expression), by the testimony of the Spirit, I mean, an inward impression on the soul, whereby the Spirit of God immediately and directly witnesses to my spirit, that I am a child of God ; that Jesus Christ hath loved me, and given Himself for me ; that all my sins are blotted out, and I, even I, am reconciled to God.
第 99 頁 - What subject of human contemplation shall compare in grandeur with that which demonstrates the trajectories, the periods, the distances, the dimensions, the velocities and gravitations of the planetary system ; states the tides ; adjusts the nutation of the earth, and contemplates the invisible comet wandering in his parabolic orb, for successive centuries, in but a corner of boundless space ? — which considers that the diameter of the earth's orbit, of one hundred and ninety millions of miles...
第 64 頁 - The writer suggested it was — that ' it is both unjust and detrimental to the state to deprive any portion of its subjects of their civil rights, on account of their religious principles, if these are not inconsistent with moral or civil duty/