Linnean Gilbert White Sermon: Page 1

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John 11:33.    When Jesus therefore saw her weeping: & the Jews also weeping that came with her; He groaned in Spirit & was troubled.  — & again v. 35:  Jesus wept.

These words are an account how our Saviour yet behaved himself, & was affected at the exceeding Grief of Mary, & her sister Martha, for the Death of his Friend Lazarus their Brother: [altogether as much, if not more, than any of his nearest Relations, & Acquaintance; as is expressed in the Text by his groaning, & being troubled in Spirit.] [faintly ruled across]

Many useful Heads might be produced on this subject: but I shall content myself at present with the following: That Grief & pity, & a fellow-feeling of the miseries of others, & tenderness of Heart, & bowels of Mercy & Love, & the rest of the human affections, are not inconsistent with wisdom, & Goodness: & that men may be truly wise, & virtuous, without being free from passions.

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2 thoughts on “Linnean Gilbert White Sermon: Page 1

  1. Dear Creekside Hermit,

    I’m delighted to find somebody else with an interest in Gilbert White’s Sermons!

    I have collected about 35 of them – from sources stretching from Harvard to Selborne – and have just completed a book about them, which is now in its final edit. It is to be called “To Edify and Delight” (from a phrase by John Mulso). I also have happy memories of being treated to ‘tea and muffins’ behind the filing cabinets in the Linn. Soc. Library while a Sermon was being photocopied for me.

    I should be pleased to hear from you.

    All the best,

    Louis Coulson.

  2. Louis Coulson
    July 5th, 2011
    REPLYQUOTEDear Creekside Hermit,

    I’m delighted to find somebody else with an interest in Gilbert White’s Sermons!

    I have collected about 35 of them – from sources stretching from Harvard to Selborne – and have just completed a book about them, which is now in its final edit. It is to be called “To Edify and Delight” (from a phrase by John Mulso). I also have happy memories of being treated to ‘tea and muffins’ behind the filing cabinets in the Linn. Soc. Library while a Sermon was being photocopied for me.

    I should be pleased to hear from you.

    All the best,

    Louis Coulson

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