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Page 238 - What sought they thus afar ? Bright jewels of the mine ? The wealth of seas, the spoils of war ? They sought a faith's pure shrine ! Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod ; They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom to worship God.
Page 21 - All things that move between the quiet poles Shall be at my command: emperors and kings Are but obeyed in their several provinces, Nor can they raise the wind or rend the clouds; But his dominion that exceeds in this Stretcheth as far as doth the mind of man...
Page 43 - It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do : good Christians content themselves with His will revealed in His word ; so it is presumption and high contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king cannot do this or that ; but rest in that which is the king's will revealed in his law.
Page 1 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 38 - Christ again ; away with your snivelling," and much more that was coarse and offensive, the Primate exclaimed, " Your Majesty speaks by the special assistance of God's Spirit ;" and the Bishop of London fell upon his knees and said : " I protest my heart melteth for joy that Almighty God, of his singular mercy, has given us such a king as since Christ's time has not been.
Page 149 - I'll break my staff, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth, And deeper than did ever plummet sound I'll drown my book.
Page 207 - Then to advise how war may best upheld Move by her two main nerves, iron and gold, In all her equipage ; besides, to know Both spiritual power and civil, what each means, What severs each, thou hast learned, which few have done. The bounds of either sword to thee we owe; Therefore on thy firm hand Religion leans In peace, and reckons thee her eldest son.
Page 122 - From councils senseless as intolerant Their warrant. Bodies fall by wild swordlaw; But who would force the Soul, tilts with a straw Against a Champion cased in adamant.
Page 255 - Footsteps of our Forefathers; What they Suffered and what they Sought. By JAMES G.
Page 171 - But if, on the other part , their apprehending and detention be ' by the lawful magistrate upon the just respect of their guiltiness in that craft, their power is then no greater than before that ever they meddled with their master. For where God begins justly to strike by his lawful lieutenants, it is not in the devil's power to defraud or bereave him of the office or effect of his powerful and revenging sceptre.