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Page 43 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Page 223 - shall have the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession ; " when " the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Page 108 - The liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter, when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public ; to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity.
Page 93 - Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Page 250 - The next work after this was the writing from his own dictation, some part, from time to time, of a tractate which he thought fit to collect from the ablest of divines who had written of that subject: Amesius, Wollebius, &c., viz- A perfect System of Divinity, of which more hereafter.
Page 565 - Discussions having a tendency to create alarm or suspicion among the native population, of any intended interference with their religious opinions or observances.
Page 176 - Let her continue till death forgiving all injuries, performing harsh duties, avoiding every sensual pleasure, and cheerfully practising the incomparable rules of virtue, which have been followed by such women, as were devoted to one only husband.
Page 302 - Further, it is salutary for supreme authority, even when its intentions are most pure, to look to the control of public scrutiny : while conscious of rectitude, that authority can lose nothing of its strength by its exposure to general comment ; on the contrary, it acquires an incalculable addition of force.
Page 432 - That through a determined and persevering, but, at the same time, judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights...