British writer and minister
James Fordyce DD (1720 in Aberdeen, Scotland – 1 October 1796 in Bath, England) was an Eighteenth-century clergyman. He is best known for his collection of sermons published in 1766 as Sermons for Young Women, popularly known as Fordyce's Sermons.
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- Henceforth the majesty of God revere;
Fear Him, and you have nothing else to fear.
- Answer to a Gentleman who apologized to the Author for Swearing. Compare: "Je crains Dieu, cher Abner, et n'ai point d'autre crainte" (translated: "I fear God, dear Abner, and I have no other fear"), Jean Racine, Athalie, act i. sc. 1 (1639–1699); "From Piety, whose soul sincere/ Fears God, and knows no other fear", W. Smyth, Ode for the Installation of the Duke of Gloucester as Chancellor of Cambridge.