Lives of Lord Herbert of Cherbury and Thomas Ellwood (Google eBook)

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J.R. Osgood and Company, 1877 - 369 pages
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Page 326 - I modestly but freely told him, ~and after some further discourse about it, I pleasantly said to him, ' Thou hast said much here of " Paradise Lost," but what hast thou to say of
Page 164 - I had no sooner spoken these words, but a loud, though yet gentle noise came from the heavens, (for it was like nothing on earth,) which did so comfort and cheer me, that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.
Page 54 - A good rider on a good horse is as much above himself and others as the world can make him.
Page 276 - ... such accommodations .as might be most suitable to my future studies. I went, therefore, and took myself a lodging as near to his house (which was then in...
Page 233 - Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates...
Page 240 - I had then on my head a large montero-cap of black velvet, the skirt of which being turned up in folds, looked, it seems, somewhat above the then common garb of a Quaker ; and this put me out of conceit with my cap.
Page 66 - French cavalier, checked him well for his sauciness, in taking the ribbon away from his grandchild, and afterwards bid him depart his house; and this was all that I ever heard of the gentleman, with whom I proceeded in that manner, because I thought myself obliged thereunto by the oath taken when I was made Knight of the Bath, as I formerly related upon this occasion.
Page 71 - Channels through this rock to give it a free passage, dividing the rock by that means into little Islands, upon which he built a great strong Castle, joined together with Bridges, and sumptuously furnished with Hangings of silk and gold, rare Pictures and Statues ; all which Buildings...
Page 49 - ... money. 3. That it is the most necessary and proper work of every man ; for, though when I do not a just thing, or a charitable, or a wise, another man may do it for me, yet no man can forgive my enemy but myself...
Page 164 - Veritate, in my hand, and, kneeling on my knees, devoutly said these words: ' ' O thou eternal God, Author of the light which now shines upon me, and Giver of all inward illuminations, I do beseech Thee, of Thy infinite goodness, to pardon a greater request than a sinner ought to make ; I am not satisfied enough whether I shall publish this book, De Veritate; if it be for Thy glory, I beseech Thee give me some sign from heaven ; if not, I shall suppress it.

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