Southey's Common-place Book: Analytical readings

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Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1850 - Anecdotes
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Page 414 - For God speaketh once, yea twice, Yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed ; Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man.
Page 39 - I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Page 40 - A DIRECTORY for the Publique WORSHIP OF GOD Throughout the three Kingdoms of ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND. Together with an Ordinance of Parliament for the taking away of the Book of COMMON-PRAYER ; and for establishing and observing of this present Directory throughout the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales.
Page 498 - We shall be left nearly in a state of nature ; or we may find by our own unhappy experience that there is a natural and necessary progression from the extreme of anarchy to the extreme of tyranny, and that arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Page 724 - I praise the Frenchman*, his remark was shrewd—. How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude ! But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper — solitude is sweet.
Page 62 - ... the estates and lives of three kingdoms as much at his disposal, as was the little inheritance of his father, and to be as noble and liberal in the spending of them ; and lastly, (for there is no end of all the particulars of his glory) to bequeath all this with one word to his posterity ; to die with peace...
Page 61 - I do hereby promise and solemnly vow, in the presence and for the service of Almighty God, that if it shall please the Divine Majesty, of his infinite goodness, to restore me to my just kingly rights, and to reestablish me in my throne, I will wholly give back to his church all those impropriations which are now held by the crown ; and what lands soever I do now, or should enjoy, which have been taken away either from any episcopal see, or any cathedral or collegiate church, from any abbey or other...
Page 39 - And do we multiply these things, as men ; or do we them for the Lord Christ and His People's sake ? Indeed we are not, through the grace of God, afraid of your numbers, nor confident in ourselves. We could — I pray God you do not think we boast — meet your Army, or what you have to bring against us. We have given, — humbly we speak it before our God, in whom all our hope is, — some proof that thoughts of that kind prevail not upon us. The Lord hath not hid his face from us since our approach...
Page 35 - I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
Page 459 - Bullinger, Calvin, and others, in a letter to him, offered to make him their defender, and to have Bishops in their churches as there were in England, with the tender of their service to assist and unite together.

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