The sermons of mr. Yorick, Volum 1

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A. Leathley, W. and W. Smith, G. Faulkner, S. Powell, P. Wilson [and 7 others in Dublin], 1767 - 96 sider
 

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Side 128 - Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age : and he made him a coat of many colours.
Side 120 - And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Side 120 - And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage* are an hundred and thirty years...
Side 45 - Let the torpid monk seek Heaven comfortless and alone. God speed him! For my own part, I fear I should never so find the way; let me be wise and...
Side 4 - Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my Lord the king ? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.
Side 96 - But you will send an able pilot with your son a scholar. If wisdom can speak in no other language but Greek or Latin, you do well or if mathematics will make a man a gentleman, — or natural...
Side 90 - How shall the youth make his father comprehend, that he was cheated at Damascus by one of the best men in the world ; that he had lent a part of his substance to a friend at Nineveh, who had fled off...
Side 126 - Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn...
Side 90 - ... honour for twenty shekels of silver, to a worker in graven images; that the images he had purchased had profited him nothing; that they could not be transported across the wilderness, and had been burnt with fire at Shusan...
Side 78 - I KNOW not whether the remark is to our honour or otherwise, that lessons of wisdom have never such power over us, as when they are wrought into the heart, through the ground-work of a story which engages the passions : Is it that we are like iron, and must first be heated before we can be wrought upon ? or, Is the heart so in love with deceit, that where a true report will not reach it, we must cheat it with a fable, in order to come at truth...

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