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Meditations among the tombs. Tending to reform the vices of the age, and to promote evangelical holiness.

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Published by Printed and sold by John Sterry and Co. in Norwich [Conn.] .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementBy James Hervey, late Rector of Weston-Favell, in Northamptonshire. ; This book has been more read since it was first published, than any other in the English language except the Holy Bible.
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 28828.
The Physical Object
Pagination140, [2] p.
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14586490M

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  Meditations and contemplations: containing meditations among the tombs.. by Hervey, James, Pages: Book Twelve All those things at which thou wishest to arrive by a circuitous road, thou canst have now, if thou dost not refuse them to thyself. And this means, if thou wilt take no notice of all the past, and trust the future to providence, and direct the present only conformably to piety and justice. The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, part of the Internet Classics Archive Book One From my From Fronto I learned to observe what envy, and duplicity, and hypocrisy are in a tyrant, and that generally those among us who are called Patricians are rather deficient in . Book 1 is an extended shout-out to the people who shaped Marcus in some way, while Book 3 lays down some of Marcus's foundational ideas, taken from his favorite Stoic philosophers. Book 6 addresses duty, among other things, and Book 8 represents a time of reflection and regret in Marcus's life, when he realizes he will never be a real philosopher.

The book must ever be a stronghold of Spiritual Truth and blessing to all who read it, and especially to those who use it for daily meditation. Its great power lies in that it is the very heart of a good man who lived every word he wrote. The beautiful half-tone portrait is a speaking likeness of the Author. It was taken only six weeks before. Summary. In Book 4 Aurelius speculates on the type of sanctuary that best supports the individual self. He advocates against vainly amassing an outward show of material wealth. Instead, he suggests practicing self-discipline by creating personal order and tranquility from within. Biblical Christian Meditation “mantra” of the Christian is 66 books long. The Word of the Living God is the prime object of meditation. It is these truths that are revolved in the mind, gazed at until understood and seen. It is in dialog with Scripture that old worldly wisdom ideas are dispelled and replaced with God’s wisdom (Romans ).File Size: KB. Meditations (Medieval Greek: Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν, romanized: Ta eis heauton, literally "things to one's self") is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from to AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy.. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and : Marcus Aurelius.

Chief among those were the Marcomanni or Marchmen, the Quadi (mentioned in this book), the Sarmatians, the Catti, the Jazyges. In Rome itself there was pestilence and starvation, the one brought from the east by Verus's legions, the other caused by floods which had destroyed vast quantities of grain. Book 2: On the River Gran, Among the Quadi Book 3: In Carnuntum Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 Book 7 Book 8 Book 9 Book 10 Book 11 Book Notes Index of Persons About the Translator Book 1 of the Meditations offers glimpses of Marcus’s schooling, and we can fill out the picture by what is knownFile Size: KB. Blake painted Epitome of James Hervey's Meditations among the Tombs between and Hervey is also mentioned in Blake's work as one of the holy guards to the 'four-fold gate', and his influence on Blake's poem The Tyger has also been mater: Lincoln College. Summary. The opening section of Meditations serves as both an introduction to the philosophical and ethical orientations of the author and a dedication/acknowledgments passage. The first sentence reads, "From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper." Subsequent paragraphs continue in kind, naming his influences and then stating what he learned from each one.