A history of the English people, Volume 8

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Funk and Wagnalls, 1683 - Great Britain
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Page 61 - ... according to the ancient and fundamental laws of this kingdom, the government is, and ought to be, by king, lords, and commons.
Page 132 - I am now indebted, as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth or the vapours of wine : like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amourist, or the trencher fury of a rhyming parasite...
Page 38 - ... as now they are ; with other things appertaining to what hath been called the New Philosophy, which from the times of Galileo at Florence, and Sir Francis Bacon (Lord Verulam) in England, hath been much cultivated in Italy, France, Germany, and other parts abroad, as well as with us in England.
Page 156 - I walked to a neighbouring town, and sat down upon a settle in the street, and fell into a very deep pause about the most fearful state my sin had brought me to ; and after long musing, I lifted up my head, but methought I saw as if the sun that shineth in the heavens did grudge to give me light...
Page 69 - Belial came last, than whom a Spirit more lewd Fell not from Heaven, or more gross to love Vice for itself...
Page 157 - I found myself a man encompassed with infirmities ; the parting with my wife and poor children hath often been to me in this place as the pulling the flesh from the bones, and that not only because I am somewhat too fond of these great mercies, but also because I should have often brought to my mind the many hardships, miseries, and wants that my poor family was like to meet with, should I be taken from them, especially my poor blind child, who lay nearer my heart than all beside.
Page 10 - They told me that except I would undertake the government they thought things would hardly come to a composure or settlement, but blood and confusion would break in upon us. I refused it again and again ; not complimentingly, — as they know, and as God knows.
Page 42 - God, and laying them upon men's consciences together, under the equal penalty of death and damnation ; this vain conceit that we can speak of the things of God better than in the words of God ; this deifying our own interpretations, and tyrannous enforcing them upon others ; this restraining of the word of God from that latitude and generality, and the understandings of men from that liberty, wherein Christ and the apostles left them, is and hath been the only fountain of all the schisms of the church,...
Page 132 - Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases.
Page 62 - In the Revolution of 1688 Puritanism did the work of civil liberty which it had failed to do in that of 1642. It wrought out through Wesley and the revival of the eighteenth century the work of religious reform which its earlier efforts had only thrown back for a hundred years. Slowly but steadily it introduced its own seriousness and purity into English society, English literature, English politics. The whole history of English progress since the Restoration, on its moral and spiritual sides, has...

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