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de use of, in addition to private
used whenever they were to the
Tue SALVATION OF ALL MEN STRICTLY EXAMINED. . .
cerning future punishment are pointed out and compared with
that which is conducive to their personal good. . . .
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ishment, drawn from those texts which declare the punishment of
what is said concerning Judas, Mark 14: 21,- from the unpardon-
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A Dissertation CONCERNING LIBERTY AND Necessity. .
that God is the author of sin. . . . . . . . 439
OBSERVATIONS ON THE LANGUAGE OF THE MUHHEKANEE W INDIANS.
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Remarks ON THE IMPROVEMENTS MADE IN THEOLOGY BY HIS FATHER,
Pres. EDWARDS. . . . . . . . . . 481
ntaining remarks on sereral authors. . .
CON CONCERNING Liberty and Necessity. .
It is a thought of the profound and striking Pascal, * “ that there are three very different orbits in which great men move and shine.” There are those who as heroes aim successfully at military renown. The world is filled with the story of their exploits; they are hailed by the plaudits of the multitude, honored when living, and eulogized and remembered when dead. Their fame, however, is, in reality, of the lowest grade ; for it is written in the sufferings and blood of their fellow men. Their memory shall last, comparatively, but a little while ; or if they are remembered, it will be, in proportion as just views prevail, with disapprobation, and possibly with execration—like the incendiary of Diana's temple, “whose name has been transferred from oblivion to infamy.” They have woven their garlands from human sufferings, and it may be that every leaf is to scorch and burn their names, and their memories, as with living fire !
A second class is higher in the scale. It consists of those who by splendor of imagination, or vigor of intellect, attain to a more quiet and a purer fame ;-a fame, indeed, which is appreciated by comparatively few, and yet which shall never die. But a third, and a far higher class than either of the former, includes those, whose lofty intellects have been consecrated to the service of their great Author ;—who have employed their talents in the elucidation and defence of divine truth, in opposing error, in blessing their fellow-men, and in honoring God. Their names and memories will ever glow with the richest and noblest lustre. Instead of being dimmed, they shall grow brighter and brighter with the lapse of ages, down to the end of time; till at last they
* As quoted in the life of Henry Martyn.