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" I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. "
The Catholic spectator, selector and monitor, or, Catholicon [formerly ... - Page 115
1815
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The baptist Magazine

...HOOKER, in his Ecclesiastical Polity, says, " I hold it for a most infallihle rule, in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words, as alchemy doth, or...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1816
...Lord himself a condition of salvation. Hooker lays it down as ' an infallible rule in expositions of Scripture, that where a literal construction will...( farthest from the letter is commonly the worst.' He will not admit of the possibility of a doubt as to the literal meaning of the passage on which the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 15

George Walter Prothero - 1816
...the kingdom of heaven. I hold it for & most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, th;it where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than ihi- licentious and deluding art, which changcth the meaning of words,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 86, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1816
...it for a most infallible rule in expositions of Sacred Scripture, that, where a literal construetion will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words...
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The History of Infant Baptism ...: To which is Added a Defence of ..., Volume 2

William Wall - Infant baptism - 1819
...extremity, and says on that account, "I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of holy Scripture, that where a literal construction will...the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. To hide the general consent of antiquity agreeing in the literal interpretation, they cunningly affirm,...
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The Works of Mr. Richard Hooker;: With a General Index: Also, Mr. Isaac ...

Richard Hooker, Izaak Walton, Walter Travers - Ecclesiastical law - 1825 - 638 pages
...Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.' I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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Universal salvation considered: and the eternal punishment of the finally ...

George Peck - Candid Examiner - 1827 - 137 pages
...500.) And the learned Honker : '' I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sac. ,id scripture, that, where a literal construction will...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changes the meaning of words,...
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Baptist Magazine and Literary Review, Volume 20

Baptists - 1828
...HOOKER, in his Ecclesiastical Polity, says, " I hold it for a most infallible rule, in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words, as alchemy doth, or...
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Religious Magazine: Or, Spirit of the Foreign Theological Journals ..., Volume 4

Religion - 1830
...venture to transcribe the passage. " I hold it," he says, " for a most infallible rule in expositions of Sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous and deluding than the art which changeth the meaning of words, as alchemy...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1830
...venture to transcribe the passage. " I hold it," he says, " for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous and deluding than the art which changeth the meaning of words, as alchemy...
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