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The Beauties of Isaac Barrow, Selected from His Writings by B.S. (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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The Beauties of Isaac Barrow, Selected from His Writings by B.S. (Paperback): Isaac Barrow
The Beauties of Isaac Barrow, Selected from His Writings by B.S. (Paperback): Isaac Barrow

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SERMON. THE PROFITABLENESS OP GODLINESS. 1 Tim. IV., 8. BUT GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE FOR ALL THINGS. PROFIT, MAN'S CHIEF OBJECT. How generally men, with most unanimous consent, are devoted to profit, as to the immediate scope of their designs and aim of their doings, if with the slightest attention we view what is acted upon this theatre of human affairs, we cannot but discern. All that we see men so very serious and industrious about, which we call business; that which they trudge for in the streets, whichthey work or wait for in the shops, which they meet and crowd for at the exchange, which they sue for in the hall, and solicit for at the Court, which they plough and dig for, which they march and fight for in the field, which they travel for on land, and sail for (among rocks and storms) upon the sea, which they plod for in the closet, and dispute for in the schools (yea, may we not add, which they frequently pray for and preach for in the Church ?) what is it but profit ? Is it not this apparently, for which men so eagerly contest and quarrel, so bitterly envy and emulate, so fiercely clamour and inveigh, so cunningly supplant and undermine one another; which stufleth their hearts with mutual hatred and spite, which tippeth their tongues with slander and reproach, which often embueth their hands with blood and slaughter; for which they expose their lives and limbs to danger, for which they undergo grievous toils and drudgeries, for which they distract their mind with cares, and pierce their heart with sorrows; to which they sacrifice their present ease and content; yea, to which commonly they prostitute their honour and conscience ? This, if you mark it, is the great mistress, which is with so passionate rivality everywhere wooed and courted; this is the common mar...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Isaac Barrow
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-37890-1
Barcode: 9780217378901
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-37890-0

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