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One of a monthly series published by the Religious Tract Society. The author discusses "the caste system" in Egypt and compares it with the social organisation of India: "There is a general analogy between the castes of India and those of Egypt, and in the two countries the principle appears to have been rigidly and scrupulously maintained." [1850: 129] 

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Página 6 - Wherefore, remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, (who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands,) that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world; but now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Página 180 - Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened : professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Página 48 - Little remains : but every hour is saved From that eternal silence, something more, A bringer of new things; and vile it were For some three suns to store and hoard myself, And this gray spirit yearning in desire To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.
Página 192 - ... a fountain of most pure water springing up unto everlasting life. And what marvel? the original thereof being from heaven, not from earth; the author being God, not man; the inditer, the Holy Spirit, not the wit of the Apostles or Prophets; the penmen, such as were sanctified from the womb, and endued with a principal portion of God's Spirit; the matter, verity, piety, purity, uprightness; the form, God's word, God's testimony.
Página 192 - Basil calls it) of preservatives against poisoned heresies; a pandect of profitable laws against rebellious spirits; a treasury of most costly jewels against beggarly rudiments; finally, a fountain of most pure water springing up unto everlasting life.
Página 47 - Oh, that mine were the deep mind, prudent and looking to both sides ; Long, alas ! have I strayed on the road of error, beguiled, And am, now, hoary of years, yet exposed to doubt and distraction Of all kinds ; for, wherever I turn to consider, I am lost in the One and All.
Página 78 - ... walking and the gymnasia ; at the time when the market was full he was to be seen there ; and the rest of the day he was where he was likely to meet the greatest number of people ; he was generally engaged in discourse, and all who pleased were at liberty to hear him; n.
Página 59 - But Christ as a son over his own house ; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Página 78 - ... t But the youth * Xenophon thus speaks of his habit of seeking out society in order to instruct it : — " He was constantly in public. For early in the morning he would go to the walks and the gymnasia ; and when the agora was full, he was to be seen there ; and constantly...
Página 192 - ... joy in the Holy Ghost ; lastly, the end and reward of the study thereof — fellowship with the saints, participation of the heavenly nature, fruition of an inheritance, immortal, undefiled, and that never shall fade away.

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