The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 16

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A. Constable & Company, 1821

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Page 75 - ... creed, the commandments, the Lord's prayer, the salutation of the angel, the confiteor, the salve regina, and in fine the whole catechism." "The translation being finished, the father got without book, what he could of it; and took his way about the villages of the coast.
Page 31 - ... and principally Monteselice, where the people were grossly ignorant, and knew little of the duties of Christianity. The servant of God made daily exhortations to them, and his penitent aspect gave authority- to all his words; insomuch, that only looking on his face, none could doubt but he was come from the wilderness to instruct them in the way to heaven. He employed himself during the space of two or three months in that manner: for, though there was no appearance that any vessel should set...
Page 100 - I have often thoughts to run over all the -Universities of Europe, and principally that of Paris, and to cry aloud to those who abound more in learning than in charity, Ah ! how many souls are lost to heaven through your neglect ! Many, without doubt, would be moved, would make a spiritual retreat, and give themselves the leisure for meditating on heavenly things.
Page 35 - King of Portugal, and seeing the wonderful effects of their ministry, wrote to the King, as he had formerly done from Paris, on the reports which were spread of them, that such men as these, knowing, humble, charitable, inflamed with zeal, indefatigable in labour, lovers of the cross, and who aimed at nothing but the honour of Almighty God, were fit to be employed in the East Indies, to plant and propagate the faith.
Page 81 - The process of the saint's canonization makes mention of four dead persons, to whom God restored life at this time, by the ministry of his servant. The first was a catechist, who had been stung by a serpent of that kind whose stings are always mortal. The second was a child who was drowned in a pit. The third and fourth, a young man and maid whom a pestilential fever had carried off Incredible were the labours of the saint.
Page 75 - I went about, with my bell in my hand," says he himself, " and gathering together all I met, both men and children, I instructed them in the Christian doctrine. The children learnt it easily by heart in the compass of a month ; and when they understood it, I charged them to teach it their fathers and mothers, all of their own family, and even their neighbours.
Page 344 - From that moment he perceived in himself a strange disgust of all earthly things, and thought on nothing but that celestial country whither God was calling him. Being much weakened by his fever, he retired into the vessel, which was the common hospital of the sick, that there he might die in poverty ; and the Captain Lewis Almeyda received him, notwithstanding all the orders of his master Don Alvarez. But the tossing of the ship giving him an extraordinary headache, and hindering him from applying...
Page 100 - Many, without doubt, moved with thoughts like these, would make a spiritual retreat, and give themselves the leisure of meditating on heavenly things, that they might listen to the voice of God. They would renounce their passions, and, trampling under foot all worldly vanities, would put themselves in condition of following the motions of the divine will.
Page 75 - Commandments, and give them to understand, that the Christian law is comprised in these precepts ; that he who keeps them all according to his duty, is a good Christian ; and that eternal life is decreed to him : that on the contrary, whoever violates one of these Commandments, is a bad Christian, and that he shall be damned eternally, in case he repent not of his sin. Both the new Christians and the Pagans admire our law, as holy, and reasonable, and consistent with itself. " Having done as I told...

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