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Page 292 - If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Page 363 - And though this, probably the first essay of his poetry, be lost, yet it is said to have been so very bitter, that it redoubled the prosecution against him to that degree that he was obliged to leave his business and family in Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London.
Page 363 - He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and, amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing engaged him more than once in robbing a park that belonged to Sir Thomas Lucy, of Charlcote, near Stratford.
Page 364 - ... supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
Page 305 - His style in all his writings seems harsh and sometimes obscure ; which is not wholly to be imputed to the abstruse subjects of which he commonly treated, out of the paths trod by other men ; but to a little undervaluing the beauty of a style, and too much propensity to the language of antiquity...
Page 245 - Assembly declare, that it is a fundamental Law of this Church, that no Pastor shall be intruded on any Congregation contrary to the will of the people...
Page 254 - Some of his skill he taught to me; And, Warrior, I could say to thee The words that cleft Eildon hills in three, And bridled the Tweed with a curb of stone.
Page 133 - Powers recognize the independence of the Samoan Government and the free right of the natives to elect their Chief or King and choose their form of Government according to their own laws and customs.