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Twelve Years Ago; A Tale (Paperback) Loot Price: R380 Discovery Miles 3 800
Twelve Years Ago; A Tale (Paperback): Sydney Warburton
Twelve Years Ago; A Tale (Paperback): Sydney Warburton

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Twelve Years Ago; A Tale (Paperback)

Sydney Warburton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847. Excerpt: ... Chap. xn. REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS. One of Mary's favourite subjects of conversation was the inevitable consequence of reward or punishment involved in human actions. She believed as firmly that our whole fate is wrought out by our own hands as that " it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." The natural turn of Louisa's mind, as well as the different discipline of her life, led her to oppose this opinion.. "I can see few advantages in such a belief," she said, " and many dangers; besides, fact is directly opposed to it. There is no more common observation than that the good are more afflicted in this life than those who forget, or even openly disobey God. Your own memory, the circle of our mutual acquaintance, can furnish you with innumerable instances of this." Jeremiah x. 23. R "I think not," said Mary; " your objection is perhaps founded on the instinctive connexion that exists in the carnal mind between external circumstances and happiness. But the thoughtful Christian should watchfully discountenance the expression of such an opinion in others, and avoid it in himself. I really think that it is sometimes quite unconsciously that people get into the habit of talking as if riches and honours, and fame, and beauty, and admiration, are all of them certain causes of happiness, when, if they seriously examined into their own principles, (amongst the better sort, even into their own feelings, ) they would soon see that it was no such thing, and that they did not really believe, though their words asserted, or at least implied it, that to be rich and powerful, beautiful, celebrated and admired, is a sure foundation for happiness. Even heathen moralists thought differently. How then ought the Christian to feel who knows that all and each of these ea...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Sydney Warburton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02243-2
Barcode: 9781150022432
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-02243-4

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