Archive for February 15th, 2011

The Book

answers the questions raised by books.

– eab, 4/14/09

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Goats and sheep are in the save “flock,”

But when midnight strikes God’s great clock,

The sheep go right, the goats go left,

How solemn is that righteous cleft.

Obey the Word, Oh, do not mock.

                – eab, 2/2/07

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“As peace is of all goodness,

so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic, of all misery.”


“Keep us, Lord, so awake in the duties of our callings

that we may sleep in Thy peace and wake in Thy glory.”


“No man is an island entire of itself…” (the beginning of his most quote)


“No man ever saw God and lived.

And yet, I shall not live till I see God;

and when I have seen him, I shall never die.”


“Tribulation is treasure in the nature of it, but it is not current money in the use of it, except we get nearer and nearer our home, heaven, by it.”

            – all the above are attributed to Donne-

John Donne, on this date, 2/15/ 1631 brought his last sermon.  He was born in 1573 at London and died 3/31/1631.  John Donne changed from a “love poet” (some might say “the greatest of the English” tongue) to a minister, preaching the Gospel of Christ.

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