The Moral Monitor: Or A Collection of Essays on Various Subjects. Accommodated to the State of Society in the United States of America. Displaying the Importance and Enforcing the Observance of Individual & Social Virtue

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Isaiah Thomas, Jun., 1801 - Conduct of life

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Page 58 - Though each by turns the other's bound invade, As, in some well-wrought picture, light and shade, And oft so mix, the difference is too nice, Where ends the virtue or begins the vice. Fools ! who from hence into the notion fall, That vice or virtue there is none at all. If white and black blend, soften, and unite A thousand ways, is there no black or white? Ask your own heart, and nothing is so plain ; 'Tis to mistake them, costs the time and pain.
Page 97 - Not the rough whirlwind that deforms Adria's black gulf and vexes it with storms, The stubborn virtue of his soul can move ; Not the red arm of angry Jove, That flings the thunder from the sky, And gives it rage to roar, and strength to fly. Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin, and confusion hurl'd, He, unconcern'd would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure, amidst a falling world.
Page 21 - Take heed, Brethren, left there be in any of you an EVIL HEART of UNBELIEF in DEPARTING from the LIVING GOD.
Page 156 - For where envying and ftrife is, there is confufion and every evil work. But the wifdom that is from above, is firft pure, then peaceable, gentle, and eafy to be entreated, full of mercy and good, fruits, without partiality and without hypocrify. And the fruit of righteoufnefs is Ibwn in peace, of them that make peace.
Page 195 - Thou whose power o'er moving worlds presides, Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides, On darkling man in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine. Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast, With silent confidence and holy rest : From thee, great God ! we spring, to thee we tend, Path, motive, guide, original, and end...
Page 120 - The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance : He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11 So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous : Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.
Page 97 - Thus am I doubly arm'd : my death and life, My bane and antidote, are both before me : This in a moment brings me to an end, But this informs me I fhall never die.
Page 101 - The bell ftrikes one. We take no note of time, But from its lofs. To give it then a tongue, Is wife in man. As if an angel fpoke, I feel the folemn found.
Page 105 - Heaven— eternal fountain of our feelings! — 'tis here I trace thee — and this is thy divinity which stirs within me not, that in some sad and sickening moments, 'my soul shrinks back upon herself, and startles at destruction
Page 105 - ... as well as to rejoice with them that rejoice." It will be especially your duty to attend to those who are beginning to seek and inquire after salvation. No part of your office is more delicate than the giving instruction to awakened consciences, who desire rest, but know not where or how to obtain it. The impressions...

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