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" There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion than this of the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it. "
The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ... - Page 356
1853
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The Spectator: ...

1718 - 348 pages
...Conlideration in Religion ^than this of the perpetual Progrefs which the Soul makes towards the PerfedHon of its Nature, without ever arriving at a Period in it. To look upon the Soul as going-on from Strength to Strength, to confider that fhe is to fhine for ever with new Acceffions of...
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729 - 342 pages
...Opinion, a more pleafing and triumphant Confideration in Religion than this, of the perpetual Progrefs which the Soul makes towards the Perfection of its...Soul as going .on. from. Strength to Strength, to confider that the is to fhine for ever with new Acceflions of Glory, and brighten to all Eternity;...
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A discourse [on Isa. x1, 6] delivered in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh

James Graham - 1783 - 64 pages
...confideration in religion than this, of the perpetual progrefs which the foul makes "' cowards the prefeftion of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it. To look ** upon the foul as going on from ftrength to ftrength, to confider that (lie is to fhine fot лл ever with new...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 460 pages
...pleafing and triumphant confideration in religion, than this of theperpetual progrefs which the foul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without...ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the foul as going on from ftrength to ftrength, to confider that fhe is to fhine for ever with new acceffions...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1787 - 482 pages
...pleafing and triumph" ant confideration in religion, than this, of " the perpetual progrefs which the foul makes " towards the perfection of its nature, without " ever arriving at a period in it." (No. in.) How much more graceful the Sentence, if it had been fo conftrudled as to clofe with the word,...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

Conduct of life - 1792 - 494 pages
...pleafing and triumphant conndcratibn in religion, than this of the perpetual progrefs which the foul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without...ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the foul as going on from ftrength to ftrcngth, to confider that Ihc is to Ihinc for ever with new acceflknis...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

English literature - 1797 - 680 pages
...more a*d triumphant confideration in religion, than this ot the perpetual progrefs ttbich the foul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it. To look u^on the foul as Coing on from ftrength to llrength, to conuderthat (he is to fhine for ever with new...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1799 - 408 pages
...pleafing and triumphant confideration in religion, than this of the perpetual progrefe, which the foul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without...ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the foul as going on from firength to ftrength ; to confider that fiic is to lhine for ever with new accefsions...
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Essays on suicide and the immortality of the soul. With remarks by the ...

David Hume - 1799 - 142 pages
...pleafing and triumphant conhderation in religion than this, of the perpetual progrefs which the foul makes towards the perfection of its nature', without...ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the foul as going on from ftrength to ftrength , to confider that flie is to fliine for ever with new acceflions...
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The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians: Connected ..., Volume 2

Joseph Addison - English imprints - 1801 - 364 pages
...pleafing and triumphant confideration in religion than this 'of ^he perpetual progrefs which the foul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without...ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the foul as going on from ftrength to ftrength, to confider that fhe is to fhinc forever with new acceffions...
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