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The Works of John Howe (Volume 2); As Published During His Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R374
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The Works of John Howe (Volume 2); As Published During His Life (Paperback): John Howe
The Works of John Howe (Volume 2); As Published During His Life (Paperback): John Howe

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Excerpt: ... Thirdly. It will be fixed, steady intuition, as its object is permanent glory. The vision of God can neither infer, nor admit weariness. The eye cannot divert; its act is eternally delectable, and affords an unvariable, undecaying pleasure. Sensual delights soon end in loathing; quickly bring a glutting surfeit; and degenerate into torments, * when they are continued and unintermittent. A philosopher, in an epistle which he writes to a friend, from the court of Dionysius, where he was forcibly detained, thus bemoans himself, KOKoSatfiovovfitv, 5> ' AvriaOtvte, ov fitrpiwg, &c.--"We are unhappy, O Antisthenes, beyond measure; and how can we but be unhappy, that are burdened by the tyrant every day with sumptuous feasts, plentiful compotations, precious ointments, gorgeous apparel ? And I knew as soon as I came into this island and city, how unhappy my life would be." Socraticorum Epis. -9. This is the nature and common condition of even the most pleasing, sensible objects; they first tempt, then please a little, then disappoint, and lastly vex. The eye that beholds them, blasts them quickly, rifles and deflowers their glory; and views them with no more delight at first, than disdain afterwards. Creature-enjoyments have a bottom, are soon drained and drawn dry; hence there must be frequent diversions; other pleasures must be sought out; and are chosen, not because they are better, but because they are new. This demonstrates the emptiness and vanity of the creature. Affection of variety only proceeds from sense of want; and is a confession, upon trial, that there is not in such an enjoyment what was expected. Proportionably, in the state of glory, a constant, indeficient fulness renders the blessed soul undesirous of any change. There is no need of varieties, of diversions; what did...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Howe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 280
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-33332-9
Barcode: 9781154333329
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-33332-9

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