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Rhymed Plea for Tolerance: In Two Dialogues. With a Prefatory Dialogue
Visualização integral - 1839
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Página 137 - Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky...
Página 143 - On gilded clouds in fair expansion lie, And bring all Paradise before your eye. To rest the cushion and soft dean invite, Who never mentions hell to ears polite.
Página 147 - Let us not be offended mutually w"ith one another, for our different choice of this or that way, wherein we find most of real advantage and edification. Our greatest concern in this world, and which is common to us all, is the bettering of our spirits, and preparing them for a better world. Let no man be displeased, (especially of those who agree in all the...
Página i - ... ready to embrace and oblige all men ; allowing others to differ from him, even in opinions that were very dear to him : and provided men did but fear God and work righteousness, he loved them heartily, how distant soever from him in judgment about things less necessary : in all which he is very worthy to be a pattern to men of all persuasions whatsoever.
Página 140 - King John, his father, once demanded ten thousand marks from a Jew of Bristol ; and on his refusal, ordered one of his teeth to be drawn every day till he should comply. The Jew lost seven teeth, and then paid the sum required of...
Página 135 - But this point hold — how e'er each sect may brawl, / Where pure the life, where free the heart from gall, / What e'er the creed. Heaven looks with Love on All!
Página 142 - ... small advantage, very dearly bought, and not promising, I think, the consequences which some accounts led us to expect. But we must take what God gives. As to me, I believe my affair is out of the question. He has delayed it so long, that he is partly ashamed, partly afraid, and partly unwilling to bring it on. But in that too, submission is my duty and my policy. It signifies little how these last days are spent — and on my death — I think they will pay my debts.
Página 142 - But it signifies nothing : what I wrote was to discharge a debt I thought to my own and my son's memory, and to those who ought not to be considered as guilty of prodigality in giving me what is beyond my merits, but not beyond my debts, as you know. The public — I won't dispute longer about it — has overpaid me — I wish I could overpay my creditors. They eat deep on what was designed to maintain me.