contemperation love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of tempering or moderating.
  • n. proportionate mixture or combination

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of tempering or moderating.
  • n. Proportionate mixture or combination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of moderating or tempering.
  • n. Proportionate mixture; combination.


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  • Therefore acute sounds move the senses the quicker; and these dying and grave sounds supervening, what arises from the contemperation of one with the other causes pleasure to the ear, which we call harmony.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • And among these, none is more efficacious towards gracious, ingenuous souls than this of the contemperation of the duties commanded unto spiritual aids of strength promised unto us; for what cloak or pretence of dislike or neglect is here left unto any?


  • Christ, so as that although it loses nothing of declaring the indispensable necessity of holiness in all that draw nigh to him, yet under such a contemperation with goodness, grace, love, mercy, condescension, as may invite and encourage us to endeavour after a conformity thereunto.


  • But he doth it with a contemperation of grace and mercy, so as that if there be a universal sincerity, in a respect unto all his commands, he both pardoneth many sins, and accepts of what we do, though it come short of legal perfection; both on the account of the mediation of Christ.


  • There is not a krasis, “a mixture,” a contemperation of the divine and human natures into one third nature, or the conversion of one into another.


  • Empedocles says, that the fleshy parts of us are constituted by the contemperation of the four elements in us; earth and fire mixed with a double proportion of water make nerves; but when it happens that the nerves are refrigerated where they come in contact with the air, then the nails are made; the bones are produced by two parts of water and the same of air, with four parts of fire and the same of earth, mixed together; sweat and tears flow from liquefaction of bodies.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • But the contemperation of our faculties to the holy, blissful object, is so necessary to our satisfying fruition, that without this we are no more capable thereof, than a brute of the festivities of a quaint oration, or a stone of the relishes of the most pleasant meats and drinks. "

    Sermons to the Natural Man


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