Edinburgh and Its Society in 1838: In Six Parts

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William Blackwood and sons, 1838 - Edinburgh (Scotland). - 180 pages
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Page 93 - The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment : for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Page 30 - Being, therefore, convinced that we are to do justice, whether it is agreeable or disagreeable, I am for maintaining the independency of Parliament, and will not be a rebel to my King, to my country, or my own heart, for the loudest huzza of an inconsiderate multitude.
Page 53 - Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. 3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Page 140 - An Asylum for females who, having deviated from the paths of virtue, are desirous of being restored by religious instruction and the formation of moral habits to a reputable condition in Society'.
Page 29 - Perhaps the hon. gentleman will tell me, that nothing but the " soul of absurdity" could suspect the people of a design against their own happiness. Sir, I do not suspect the people of any such design, but I suspect their capacity to judge of their true happiness. I know they are generally credulous, and generally uninformed ; captivated by appearances, while they neglect the most important essentials, and always ridiculously ready to believe, that those men who have the greatest reason from their...
Page 29 - ... constitution, and neither to encroach upon the legal jurisdiction of the peers, nor the just prerogatives of the sovereign. Shall we, then, do what we are sensible is wrong, because the people desire it? Shall we sacrifice our reason, our honour, and our conscience for fear of incurring the popular resentment, and while we are appointed to watch the Hesperian fruit of liberty with a dragon's eye, be ourselves the only slaves of the whole community? Perhaps the hon. gentleman will tell me, that...
Page 36 - Millions of suppliant crowds the shrine attend, And all degrees before the goddess bend ; The poor, the rich, the valiant, and the sage, And boasting youth, and narrative old age.
Page 90 - You are aware that to whom much is given, of them much will be required ; and the question then comes to be, whether is it better that that thing shall be given or withheld.
Page 34 - Black spirits and white, Blue spirits and grey, Mingle, mingle, mingle, You that mingle may.
Page 135 - Trustees to establish and endow " an hospital for the maintenance and education therein of destitute children, and bringing them up to be useful members of society ; and also for assisting in their outset in life such of them as may be thought to deserve and require such aid.

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