The Works of the Rev. John Witherspoon, D.D. L.L.D. Late President of the College, at Princeton New-Jersey: To which is Prefixed an Account of the Author's Life, in a Sermon Occasioned by His Death, by the Rev. Dr. John Rodgers, of New York. : In Three Volumes. : Vol. I[-III]. (Google eBook)
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Page 134 - And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 74 - The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
Page 110 - I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Page 361 - Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings : let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; peradventure he will save thy life.
Page 229 - Provided always, and it is the true intent and meaning of this act, that all the laws made and provided for the frequenting of divine service...
Page 206 - It has been my opinion from the beginning, that we did not carry our reasoning fully home, when we complained of an arbitrary prince, or of the insolence, cruelty and obstinacy of Lord North, Lord Bute, or Lord Mansfield. What we have to fear, and what we have now to grapple with, is the ignorance, prejudice, partiality and injustice of human nature.
Page 181 - Great-Britain, for a very obvious reason, viz. that being much more unsettled, and moving frequently from place to place, they are not so liable to local peculiarities, either in accent or phraseology. There is a greater difference in dialect between one county and another in Britain, than there is between one state and another in America.
Page 261 - ... for the people to put in the money, after the promise was made; only the most apparent justice obliged Congress to extend the privilege to those who had put in their money before. Besides nothing can be more unequal and injurious than reckoning the money by the depreciation, either before or after the 1st of March, 1778, for a great part of the money in all the loan-offices was such as had been paid up in its nominal value, in consequence of the Tender laws. This points you, sir, to another class...
Page 257 - I do not say that intellectual and moral qualities are in the same proportion in particular persons ; but they have a great and friendly influence upon one another, in societies and larger bodies. There have been great improvements, not only in human knowledge, but in human nature ; the progress of which can be easily traced in history.