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BOOKS OF MERIT,
ON AN ENTIRELY NEW PLAN.
BY JOHN COLE.
"He that loveth a book, will never want a faithful friend,
Printed for, and published by J. Cole; sold also by
ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, &c.
"The Book" which is "distinguished from all other Books in having God for its author, Truth for its object, and Salvation, for its end." That Book to which that distinguished writer Sir W. Jones, allotted a portion of his daily occupations, and made the following note at the end: "I am of opinion, that this volume contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatsoever age and language they may have been composed."
That Book which Hervey calls "the Magazine of our Comforts, and the Charter of our Salvation."
A folio Bible which sells for, from between £40 to £50.
That portable edition of the Bible, of the following dimensions, bound in russia, with good margins, 63 inches long, 4 wide, and only 13-16ths. of an inch thick, including the binding.
A History of the Bible, by the nearest surviving relative of The Rev. Isaac Watts,
That Book in which Lady Jane Grey, the very night before she suffered death, addressed the following exhortation to her sister: "[ here send you, good sister Catherine, a book which, though it be not outwardly trimmed with gold, yet inwardly is of more worth than precious stones."
That Book which Cranmer, Ridley, & Latimer, three eminent bishops, who, at a time when violence attended every proceeding in which religion was concerned, were confined together in a small apartment in the Tower, took with them; and on it employed their prison hours; fortifying their faith, and extracting topics of consolation.
The volume referred to in the subjoined lines: "Two books, my friend, you sought to borrow,
And they did greet you on the morrow,
One other now I wish to give,
Oh! may you prize it while you live?
For 'tis a volume quite unique,
None but itself its worth can speak.
It is a book of such choice kind,
"Tis worth all other books combiu'd."
A Paraphrase on the New Testament, by a man bearing the name of a small market town and sea port in Yorkshire.
A celebrated Astronomer on two of the books of the Scriptures.
A Paraphrase and Version of the New Testament, with critical notes, and a Practical Improvement of each section; by a D. D. Lectures with the following introductory observations on this text: "Pray without ceasing." Very similar to this command is that divine injunction of our Saviour, Men ought always to pray, and not to faint." But neither of these passages can admit of a literal and unqualified interpretation; because several other duties equally inter