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Page 52 - Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.
Page 220 - Written with a firm grasp of the theme, inspired by ample knowledge, and made attractive by a vigorous and resonant style, the book will receive much attention. It is a great theme the author has taken up, and he grasps it with the confidence of a master.
Page 201 - I made no commentary on General Oglethorpe's death, Madam, because his very long life was the great curiosity, and the moment he is dead the rarity is over ; and, as he was but ninety-seven, he will not be a prodigy compared with those who reached to a century and a half. He is like many who make a noise in their own time from some singularity, which is forgotten, when it comes to be registered with others of the same genius, but more extraordinary in their kind. How little will Dr. Johnson be remembered,...
Page 143 - Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works : 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
Page 198 - If a farm and a mere country scene will be a little refreshment from the smoke of London, we shall be glad of the happiness of seeing you at Cranham Hall.
Page 65 - Yet I am glad you are come. I will go up and speak to the wise men of our nation ; and I hope they will hear.
Page 221 - In this series the purpose is to show what have been the great developing forces in the making of the United States as we now know them. Not only will territorial subjects be dealt with, but political, racial, and industrial. It is an important series, and the reception already accorded to it gives promise of real distinction for the entire set. Each volume 121110, Illustrated, $1.25 net.
Page 202 - Pretender, and is much above ninety years old ; the finest figure you ever saw. He perfectly realizes all my ideas of Nestor. His literature is great, his knowledge of the world extensive, and his faculties as bright as ever...
Page 54 - This policy of England knew no relenting. "My friends and I," wrote Oglethorpe, " settled the colony of Georgia, and by charter were established trustees. We determined not to suffer slavery there ; but the slave merchants and their adherents not only occasioned us much trouble, but at last got the government to sanction them.