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Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
HAMLET. Act III. Scene 3.
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 ;
* 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
KING RICHARD III. Act 1. Scene 4.
Put we our quarrel to the will of heaven,
KING RICHARD II. Act I, Scene 2.
THE TRIUMPH OF RELIGION IN AFFLICTION.
My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the
Ps. lxxiii. 26.
O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.”
JOB xiii. 15.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
Ps. xxiii. 4.
1 Lam. iii. 24; Ps. cxix. 57. ? Ps. xlvi. 1 ; Is. xxxi. 1, 2.
4 Is. xliii. 2; 1 Cor. xv. 55.
Now God be praised ! that to believing souls
Act II. Scene 1.
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.
1 Sam. xvi. 7; Jer. xvii. 10; Matt. xxiii. 25.
’T is too much proved, that with devotion's visage,
Oh, what may man within him hide,
MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
Act III. Scene 2.
God knows, of pure devotion.
Act 11. Scene 1.
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
Act II. Scene 1.
1 Matt. vii. 21; Luke xi. 28; John xiii. 17; Rom. ii. 13.
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
LOVE'S LABOUR 's Lost. Act 1. Scene 1.
Better conquest never canst thou make
KING John, Act III. Scene 1.
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.