Bookselling spiritualised

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John Cole, 1826 - 27 sidor
In Bookselling Spiritualised the author has rendered books and articles of stationery monitors of religion. In this way, book and paper terms take on whole new meanings. Thus 'tissue' speaks "of the thinness of the partition between this world and the next" while 'Medium' (paper) "seems to say that there is no middle state between Heaven and Hell." This book is going to be most amusing for those familiar with historical book and paper terms as well as the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The author has also written Husbandry Spiritualised and Navigation Spiritualised.

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Sida 22 - Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Sida 1 - Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this " Volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, ' more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and * finer strains both of Poetry and Eloquence, than can be' collected from * all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been composed.
Sida 21 - ... of the Church of God, which comprehend all my heart and all my desire. " That' the rod of the wicked shall not be upon the lot of the righteous, lest he put forth his hand unto iniquity;' that' the Lord has turned again our own, and the captivity of Zion;' and that' they that go forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them.
Sida 16 - Be ye not slothful. but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises, Heb.
Sida 3 - M. 3770, he either invented or improved parchment. This, when written on, was either sewed together in long rolls, and written only on one side, in the manner of the copy of the law now used in the Jewish synagogues ; or, it was formed in the manner of our books. Some Indian books are extant, written on leaves of the Malabar palm-tree. I am mistaken, if I did not once see a Persian manuscript written on such materials.— Books now, and for about 500 years backward, have been generally written on...
Sida 22 - For all flesh is grass, and all the goodliness of man as the flower of the field; the grass withereth, the flower fadeth : but the word of the Lord abideth for ever.
Sida 16 - Bengal, and the Isle of Borneo, are the best. We know of no more than four mines of diamond in India. That of Gani or Coulour, about seven days journey east of Golconda, seems the most noted.
Sida 8 - For what is a man profited,' if he should gain the whole world, and lose his own soul...
Sida 21 - they that now go forth weeping, and bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them," Psal. cxxvi. 6. The sum of all this is, that our present actions have the same relation to future rewards and punishments, as the seed we sow in our fields has to the harvest we reap from it. Every gracious action is the seed of joy ; and every sinful action the seed of anguish and sorrow to the soul that sows it. Two things are sensibly presented to us in this similitude...
Sida 11 - Enable me to begin anew this day, in seriousness, and entire dedication of heart to give myself to thee. Lord, help me this day to live in prayer, to watch against the peculiar temptations of my station, to embrace every opportunity of doing good, to redeem the time, and to make steady advances in that narrow way which leadeth to eternal life.

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