Historical Lectures and Essays (Google eBook)

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Macmillan and Company, 1889 - History - 404 pages
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Page 98 - Behold, we know not anything; I can but trust that good shall fall At last— far off— at last, to all, And every winter change to spring. So runs my dream ; but what am I ? An infant crying in the night ; An infant crying for the light, And with no language but a cry.
Page 281 - I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Page 281 - I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron...
Page 376 - If I stoop Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud, It is but for a time ; I press God's lamp Close to my breast ; its splendor, soon or late, Will pierce the gloom : I shall emerge one day.
Page 219 - ... tis now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular opinions to themselves; that is, to be good men and true, or men of honour and honesty, by whatever denominations or persuasions they may be distinguished; whereby masonry becomes the center of union, and the means of conciliating true friendship among persons that mult else have remained at a perpetual distance.
Page 187 - Fear God, and keep His commandments, for that is the whole duty of man.
Page 178 - Chateau gates have to be shut; but the King will appear on the balcony, and speak to them. They have seen the King's face ; their Petition of Grievances has been, if not read, looked at. For answer, two of them are hanged, on a " new gallows forty feet high ;" and the rest driven back to their dens — for a time.
Page 282 - I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Page 13 - I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Page 195 - Perukemaker with two fiery torches" is for burning "the saltpetres of the Arsenal"; — had not a woman run screaming; had not a Patriot, with some tincture of Natural Philosophy, instantly struck the wind out of him (butt of musket on pit of stomach), overturned barrels, and stayed the devouring element. A young beautiful lady, seized escaping in these Outer Courts, and thought falsely to be De Launay's...

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