Table talk: being the discourses of John Selden (Google eBook)

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J.M. Dent and co., 1689 - Table-talk - 167 pages
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Page 155 - And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so ? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil : but if well, why smitest thou me?
Page 44 - Equity is a roguish thing : for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Page 44 - ... know what to trust to; equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot, a Chancellor's foot; what an uncertain measure would this be!
Page 72 - Ignorance of the law excuses no man ; not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him.
Page 5 - Bible, as well as king James's. The translation in king James's time took an excellent way : that part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a tongue, (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs) and then they met together, and one read the translation, the rest holding in their hands some Bible...
Page 131 - Divines should not be suffered to go a Hair beyond their Bounds, for fear of breeding Confusion, since there now be so many Religions on Foot. The Matter was not so narrowly to be looked after when there was but one Religion in Christendom : the rest would cry him down for an Heretic, and there was nobody to side with him. 14. We look after Religion as the Butcher did after his Knife, when he had it in his Mouth.
Page 106 - We charge the prelatical clergy with popery to make them odious, though we know they are guilty of no such thing...
Page 94 - Tis a vain thing to talk, of a Heretic, for a Man for his heart can think no otherwise than he does think. In the Primitive Times there were many Opinions, nothing scarce but some or other held. One of these Opinions being embraced by some Prince, and received into his Kingdom, the rest were condemned...
Page 88 - I to see a man run after a sermon, if he cozen and cheat as soon as he comes home. On the other side morality must not be without religion ; for if so, it may change, as I see convenience. Religion must govern it He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my...
Page 41 - ... were gone, with that which I had given him, but the other two troubled him still. Well, said I, I am glad two of them are gone, I make no doubt but to get away the other two likewise.

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