Who hath not owned, with rapture-smitten frame, the power of grace, the magic of a name.
Words pregnant with celestial fire.
To impute our recovery to medicine, and to carry our view no further, is to rob god of his honor, and is saying in effect that he has parted with the keys of life and death, and, by giving to a drug the power to heal us, has placed our lives out of his own reach.
Visits are unsatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.
When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: If they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.
Would I describe a preacher… I would express him simple, grave, sincere; in doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, and plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste, and natural in gesture; much impress'd himself, as conscious of his awful charge, and anxious mainly that the flock he feeds may feel it too; affectionate in look, and tender in address, as well becomes a messenger of grace to guilty men.