A Letter of Advice to His Grandchildren, Matthew, Gabriel, Anne, Mary, and Frances Hale

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Wells and Lilly, sold by Van Winkle and Wiley, New-York, Websters and Skinner, Albany, and M. Carey, Philadelphia, 1817 - Conduct of life - 206 pages

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Page 105 - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Page 80 - ... if any man will do the will of God, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God.,, Our compassionate Redeemer cherished every hopeful appearance.
Page 14 - The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to (for) all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world...
Page 122 - Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things, God will bring thee into judgment.
Page 107 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath : neither give place to the devil.
Page 105 - He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Page 83 - I never wanted time in my six days to ripen and fit myself for the business and employments I had to do, though I borrowed not one minute from the Lord's day to prepare for it, by study or otherwise. But on the other hand, if I had at any time borrowed from this day any time for my secular employments, I found it did further me less than if I had let it alone...
Page 135 - THERE is a certain magic or charm in company, for it will assimilate, and make you like to them, by much conversation with them ; if they be good company, it is a great means to make you good, or confirm you in goodness; but if they be bad, it is twenty to one but they will infect and corrupt you.
Page 81 - I will acquaint you with a truth that above forty years' experience and strict observation of myself hath assuredly taught me; I have been near fifty years a man as much conversant in business, and that of moment and Importance as most men, and I will assure you I was never under any inclination to fanaticism, enthusiasm, or superstition. In all this time I have most industriously observed in myself and my concerns these three things: 1.

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