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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1867-1868-451

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452 THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT II -translate into Satin The vanity of fear may be yet further illustrated if we reflect First What we fear may not come to pass No human scheme can be so accurately projected but some little circumstance inter- vening may spoil it He who directs the heart of man at his pleasure and understands the thoughts long before may by ten thousand accidents or an immediate change in the inclinations of men disconcert the most subtle project and turn it to the benefit of His own servants In the next place we should consider though the evil we imagine should come to pass it may be much more supportable than it appeared to be As there is no prosperous state of life without its calamities so there is no adversity without its benefits Ask the great and powerful if they do not fnel the pangs of envy and ambition Inquire of the poor and needy if they have not tasted the sweets of quiet and contentment Even under the pains of body the infidelity of friends or the misconstructions put upon our laudable actions our minds when for some time accustomed to these pressures are sensible of secret flowings of comfort the present reward of pious resignation The evils of this life appear like rocks and precipices rugged and barren at distance but at our nearer approach we find little fruitful spots and refreshing springs mixed with the harshness and deformities of nature III Liturgical anB Komilttt'c JEIjtologp What has been the practice of the Church in different ages with regard to the Baptism of infants and the adoption of sponsors What are the regulations of the Church of England with regard to the latter Of what different services did the pre-Reformation Bap- tismal Office consist In what manner has the act of immersion or affusion been performed at different times What are the directions of the English Book with regard to this What terms have been generally used in the Church to designate the state of baptized persons and the gifts of grace after baptism
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