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Page 55 - Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.
Page 227 - Written with a firm grasp of the theme, inspired by ample knowledge, and made attractive by a vigorous and resonant style, the book will receive much attention. It is a great theme the author has taken up, and he grasps it with the confidence of a master."— New York Times.
Page 148 - Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works : 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
Page 203 - If a farm and a mere country scene will be a little refreshment from the smoke of London, we shall be glad of the happiness of seeing you at Cranham Hall.
Page 68 - Yet I am glad you are come. I will go up and speak to the wise men of our nation ; and I hope they will hear.
Page 227 - Few works on the period which it covers can compare with this in point of mere literary attractiveness, and we fancy that many to whom its scholarly value will not appeal will read the volume with interest and delight.
Page 209 - Pretender, and is much above ninety years old ; the finest figure you ever saw. He perfectly realizes all my ideas of Nestor. His literature is great, his knowledge of the world extensive, and his faculties as bright as ever...
Page 57 - This policy of England knew no relenting. "My friends and I," wrote Oglethorpe, " settled the colony of Georgia, and by charter were established trustees. We determined not to suffer slavery there ; but the slave merchants and their adherents not only occasioned us much trouble, but at last got the government to sanction them.
Page 18 - These are the persons that may relieve themselves and strengthen Georgia by resorting thither, and Great Britain by their departure.
Page 202 - How just, .Sir, were your observations, that the poorest objects were by extreme poverty deprived of the benefit of hospitals erected for the relief of the poorest. " Extreme poverty, which should be the strongest recommendation to charity, is here the insurmountable objection, which leaves the distressed to perish. " The qualifying such objects to receive the benefit of hospitals, answers the intentions of the intended society. The design is the immediate relief from perishing ; thereby giving time...