The Life of John Calvin (Google eBook)

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John Murray, 1850 - Theologians - 560 pages
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Page 262 - Nay, but O man, who art thou that repliest against God ? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus...
Page 268 - Which of you convinceth me of sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Page 153 - ... paramours, make them an allowance for the education of their illegitimate offspring ; I could instance multitudes of forced marriages, in which the delinquents were conducted from the prison to the church ; mothers who abandoned their children to the hospital, whilst they themselves lived in abundance with a second husband ; bundles of law-suits between brothers ; heaps of secret negotiations; men and women burnt for witchcraft ; sentences of death in frightful numbers ; and all these things...
Page 100 - I am not one of your mad kind of lovers who doat even upon faults when once they are taken by beauty of person. The only beauty that entices me is that she be chaste, obedient, humble, economical, patient; and that there be hopes that she will be solicitous about my health. If therefore you think it expedient that I should marry, bestir yourself, lest somebody else anticipate you. But if you think otherwise, let us drop the subject altogether.
Page 78 - Cards and dancing, plays and masquerades, were absolutely prohibited. All holidays, except Sundays, were abolished, and that was observed with the strictness of the Jewish Sabbath. Marriage was ordered to be solemnized with as little show as possible. Instead of the joyous fete it had hitherto been, it was converted into a purely religious ceremony, and sanctified by a sermon.
Page 439 - City, they would exert themselves to the utmost of their power. They requested too a certificate of their life and conversation during their residence in this City, and gave in a register ' of those of their countrymen who came to dwell therein, by way of a perpetual remembrance. "It was decreed that they should have honourable...
Page 133 - For wherever we find the word of God purely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ; there, it is not to be doubted, is a Church of God...
Page 57 - ... carriage. There were six poor old women who had taken their vows more than sixteen years before. Two of these, who were past sixty-six, and had never seen( anything of the world, fainted away repeatedly. They could not bear the wind ; and when they saw the cattle in the fields, they took the cows for bears, and the long-wooled sheep for ravaging wolves.
Page 99 - I beseech you ever to bear in mind what I seek for in a wife. I am not one of your mad kind of lovers, who dote even upon faults, when once they are taken by beauty of person. The only beauty that entices me is, that she be chaste, obedient, humble, economical, patient ; and that there will be hopes that she will be solicitous about my health.
Page 77 - ... prevailed. Reckless gaming, drunkenness, adultery, blasphemy, and all sorts of vice and wickedness abounded. Prostitution was sanctioned by the authority of the state...

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