The Quarterly Review, Volume 91

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J. Murray, 1852
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Page 556 - I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present church establishment, as settled by law within this realm...
Page 151 - I love the sex, and sometimes would reverse The tyrant's wish, " that mankind only had One neck, which he with one fell stroke might pierce : " My wish is quite as wide, but not so bad And much more tender, on the whole, than fierce ; It being (not now, but only while a lad) That womankind had but one rosy mouth, To kiss them all at once from North to South.
Page 435 - I deemed an unmerited reproach, by maintaining that a devoted and exclusive attention to the study of mathematics was not dissonant to the proper habits of a clergyman. Alas ! sir, so I thought in my ignorance and pride. I have now no reserve in saying that the sentiment was wrong, and that, in the utterance of it, I penned what was most outrageously wrong. Strangely blinded that I was ! What, sir, is the object of mathematical science ? Magnitude and the proportions of magnitude. But then, sir,...
Page 224 - The spirit it is impossible not to admire ; but the old Parisian ferocity has broken out in a shocking manner. It is true, that this may be no more than a sudden explosion ; if so, no indication can be taken from it ; but if it should be character, rather than accident, then that people are not fit for liberty, and must have a strong hand, like that of their former masters, to coerce them.
Page 148 - Parliament; he forgot that he was a tree of the forest, too old, and too great to be transplanted at fifty ; and his seat in the British Parliament is a caution to the friends of union to stay at home, and make the country of their birth the seat of their action.
Page 443 - That it shall be an instruction to Presbyteries, that if, at the moderating in a call to a vacant pastoral charge, the major part of the male heads of families, members of the vacant congregation, and in full communion with the church, shall disapprove of the person in whose favour the call is proposed to be moderated in, such disapproval shall be...
Page 421 - Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Page 444 - ... shall be rejected accordingly, and due notice thereof forthwith given to all concerned; but that if the major part of the said heads of families shall not disapprove of such person to be their pastor, the presbytery shall proceed with the settlement according to the rules of the church: And further declare, that no person shall be held to be entitled to disapprove as aforesaid, who shall refuse, if required, solemnly to declare, in presence of the presbytery that he is actuated by no factious...
Page 83 - Throughout the war a dispute raged around the consequences of the suspension of cash payments by the Bank of England in 1 793.
Page 455 - Word ; and we do now withdraw accordingly, humbly and solemnly acknowledging the hand of the Lord in the things which have come upon us, because of our manifold sins and the sins of this Church and Nation ; but at the same time with an assured conviction that we are not responsible for any consequences that may follow from this our enforced separation...

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