Table talk: being the discourses of John Selden, esq., or his sense of various matters of weight and high consequence. Relating especially to religion and state (Google eBook)

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Printed for Joseph White, 1786 - Table-talk - 163 pages
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Page 163 - 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 6 - 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, either of the learned Tongues, or French, Spanish, Italian, &c. If they found any Fault, they spoke; if not, he read on.
Page 5 - An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever...
Page 91 - Mastiff -Dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral Mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your Face, and tear out your Throat.
Page 125 - PREROGATIVE is something that can be told what it is not something that has no name : just as you see the archbishop has his prerogative court, but we know what is done in that court : so the king's prerogative is not his will, or, what divines make it, a power to do what he lists. 2. The king's prerogative, that is, the king's law.
Page 21 - The giving a bookseller his price for his books has this advantage : he that will do so, shall have the refusal of whatsoever comes to his hand, and so by that means get many things, which, otherwise, he never should have seen : so it is in giving a bawd her price.
Page 103 - tis like a Child's using a little Bird, " O poor Bird, thou shalt sleep with me ;" so lays it in his Bosom, and stifles it with his hot Breath: the Bird had rather be in the cold Air. And yet too 'tis the most pleasing Flattery, to like what other men like.
Page 97 - I shew myself wonderful light, or infinitely complying, or flattering the other party: but if I be in a business of Nature, and hold an Opinion one way, and some Man's Experience has found out the contrary, I may with a safe Reputation give up my side. 4. 'Tis a vain thing to talk of a Heretic, for a Man for his heart can think no otherwise than he does think.
Page 5 - Bible as well as King James's. The Translators 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...
Page 45 - 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] a Chancellor's Foot, what an uncertain Measure would this be?

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