Some Eighteenth Century Churchmen: Glimpses of English Church Life in the Eighteenth Century

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1920 - 224 páginas
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Página 19 - Is not a patron, My Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?
Página 117 - Support, and ornament of Virtue's cause. There stands the messenger of truth : there stands The legate of the skies ! — His theme divine, His office sacred, his credentials clear. By him the violated law speaks out Its thunders ; and by him, in strains as sweet As angels use, the Gospel whispers peace.
Página 118 - My panting side was charged, when I withdrew To seek a tranquil death in distant shades. There was I found by one who had Himself Been hurt by th
Página 21 - Madam, I am now become a convert to your way of thinking. I am convinced that all mankind are upon an equal footing ; and to give you an unquestionable proof, Madam, that I am in earnest, here is a very sensible, civil, well-behaved fellow-citizen, your footman ; I desire that he may be allowed to sit down and dine with us.
Página 31 - I desired all to withdraw, then told her that we were to part for ever ; that as Christians, we should part with prayer; and that I would, if she was willing, say a short prayer beside her.
Página 52 - Their doctrines are most repulsive and strongly tinctured with impertinence and disrespect towards their superiors, in perpetually endeavouring to level all ranks and do away with all distinctions. It is monstrous to be told that you have a heart as sinful as the common wretches that crawl the earth. This is highly offensive and insulting, and I cannot but wonder that your ladyship should relish any sentiments so much at variance with high rank and good breeding.
Página 21 - My dear friend, clear your mind of cant. You may talk as other people do : you may say to a man, ' Sir, I am your most humble servant.' You are not his most humble servant. You may say, ' These are bad times ; it is a melancholy thing to be reserved to such times.' You don't mind the times. You tell a man, ' I am sorry you had such ba'd weather the last day of your journey, and were so much wet.' You don't care sixpence whether he is wet or dry. You may talk in this manner ; it is a mode of talking...
Página 43 - About three in the morning, as we were continuing instant in prayer, the power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried out for exceeding joy, and many fell to the ground.
Página 14 - He has made a chasm, which not only nothing can fill up, but which nothing has a tendency to fill up. Johnson is dead. Let us go to the next best: there is nobody; no man can be said to put you in mind of Johnson.
Página 195 - Where the thin harvest waves its wither'd ears; Rank weeds, that every art and care defy, Reign o'er the land, and rob the blighted rye. There thistles stretch their prickly arms afar, And to the ragged infant threaten war; There poppies nodding, mock the hope of toil...

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