Religion in England Under Queen Anne and the Georges, 1702-1800, Volume 1

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1878 - Great Britain
 

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Page 282 - It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry ; but that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious. And, accordingly, they treat it as if, in the present age, this were an agreed point among all people of discernment...
Page 239 - How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
Page 64 - God bless your majesty and the church. We hope your majesty is for Dr. Sacheverel.
Page 1 - Being asked if he could remember Queen Anne, ' He had (he said) a confused, but somehow a sort of solemn recollection of a lady in diamonds, and a long black hood'.
Page 144 - Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations : ask thy father, and he will shew thee ; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Page 314 - Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the hist.
Page 390 - Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Page 137 - Imbrown'd with native bronze, lo ! Henley stands. Tuning his voice, and balancing his hands. How fluent nonsense trickles from his tongue. How sweet the periods, neither said nor sung ! 3o6 H Still break the benches, Henley ! with thy strain, While Sherlock, Hare, and Gibson preach in vain.
Page 370 - If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : O Lord, who may abide it ? 4 For there is mercy with thee : therefore shalt thou be feared.
Page 282 - Indeed, it hath already brought in such dissoluteness and contempt of principle, in the higher part of the world, and such profligate intemperance, and fearlessness of committing crimes, in the lower, as must, if this torrent of impiety stop not, become absolutely fatal.

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