Reflections on the Character and Objects of All Science and Literature, and on the Relative Excellence and Value of Religious and Secular Education, and of Sacred and Classical Literature: In Two Addresses and an Oration with Additions and Improvements
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Page 24 - Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne, And shut the gates of mercy on mankind ; The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense kindled at the Muse's flame.
Page 108 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, And the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; That stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, And spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Page 151 - Such was Roscommon, not more learn'd than good, With manners generous as his noble blood; To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, And every author's merit, but his own. Such late was...
Page 41 - And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day...
Page 100 - What presence of mind, what subtlety, what truth in his replies! How great the command over his passions ! Where is the man, where the philosopher, who could so live, and so die, without weakness, and without ostentation...
Page 94 - The Bible only, of all the myriads of books the world has seen, is equally important and interesting to all mankind. Its tidings, whether of peace or of woe, are the same to the poor, the ignorant, and the weak, as to the rich, the wise, and the powerful.
Page ii - July, 1809. 8vo. Charleston. 1829. -, . Reflections on the Character and Objects of All Science and Literature, and on the Relative Excellence and Value of Religious and Secular Education, and of Sacred and Classical Literature ; in Two Addresses and an Oration, with Additions and Improvements, an Appendix, &c.
Page 4 - Their pantheon includes gods in the heaven above, on the earth beneath, and in the waters under the earth...