The old British Church

Front Cover
1868
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 28 - The east is a fair country, inhabited by a civilized people : the air is healthy, the waters are pure and plentiful, and the earth yields her regular and fruitful increase. . In the west, beyond the wall, the air is infectious and mortal; the ground is covered with serpents; and this dreary solitude is the region of departed spirits, who are transported from the opposite shores in substantial boats, and by living rowers. Some families of fishermen, the subjects of the Franks, are excused from tribute,...
Page 19 - Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ at my right Christ at my left, Christ in the fort, Christ in the chariot seat, Christ in the poop.
Page 40 - Woe be to that priest yborn, That will not cleanly weed his corn. And preach his charge among: Woe be to that shepherd I say, That will not watch his fold alway, As to his office doth belong. Woe be to him that doth not keep From Romish wolves his sheep, With staff and weapon strong.
Page 39 - Britons would not after that neither eat nor drink with them, nor yet salute them, because they corrupted with superstition, images and idolatry, the true religion of Christ, which the Britons had reserved pure among them from the time of King Lucius.
Page 43 - If these temples are well constructed, it is necessary that they be changed from the worship of demons to the service of the true God...
Page 20 - Gospel and its promises, for ever returning to that people from among whom I had escaped. And I beg of all that believe in God and seek and fear Him, whoever of them may be pleased to examine or read this letter, which I, Patrick...
Page 20 - I beg of all that believe in God and seek and fear Him, whoever of them may be pleased to examine or read this letter, which I Patrick, poor sinful and ignorant creature as I am, have written in Ireland, that no one will ever say that my ignorance is to have the credit of it, if I have effected or proved any little matter according to the purpose of God ; but believe and be assured for certain that it was God who has done it. And this is my confession before I shall die.
Page 19 - At Temur, to-day, may the strength of God pilot me, may the power of God preserve me, may the wisdom of God instruct me, may the eye of God view me, may the ear of God...
Page 33 - This day is in the sacred volume called the Sabbath, which is interpreted rest ; and to-day is verily a Sabbath for me ; because it is the last with me of this present toilsome life, upon which after all my toils and sorrows, I come to enjoy my Sabbath : and at the approaching hour of midnight, as the hallowed day of the Lord begins, I shall, as the Scripture saith, be going the way of my fathers. For now my Lord Jesus Christ vouchsafes to invite me to himself, and when this midnight as I say comes,...
Page 83 - ... several of the physical and moral characteristics which distinguish the original races of the south. The major portion of the Irish were men with dark hair and impetuous passions, loving and hating with vehemence, prompt to anger, yet of a sociable disposition. Enthusiasts in many things, and especially in religion, they mixed up Christianity with their poetry and their literature, the most cultivated, perhaps, of all western Europe. Their island counted a host of saints and learned men, venerated...

Bibliographic information