The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Band 16

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J. Cumberland, 1826

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Seite 93 - If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Seite 3 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not. Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Seite 22 - Tis that which we all see and know.' Any one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Porteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air.
Seite 23 - ... sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, in a smart answer, in a quirkish reason, in a shrewd intimation, in cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection: sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in a startling metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense...
Seite 156 - I own there are exceptions to this general observation, and that the Dean we heard the other day together is an orator *. He has so much regard to. his congregation, that he commits to his memory what he has to say to them ; and has so soft and graceful a behaviour, that it must attract your attention. His person...
Seite 140 - The Wisdom and Goodness of God in having made both rich and poor; with an Appendix containing Reflections on the present State of England and France.
Seite 164 - Scream no more, at the peril of your soul. God now warns you by me, whom He has set over you. Speak as earnestly as you can, but do not scream. Speak •with all your heart, but with a moderate voice. It was said of onr Lord, ' He shall not cry ' ; the word properly means, He shall not scream.
Seite 55 - My lord, your father would have gone further :" to which the duke answered, " Your majesty's father was the better man, and he would not have gone so far.
Seite 12 - at the Mount of St Mary's, in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation.
Seite 11 - If the apostles might not leave the office of preaching to the deacons, shall one leave it for minting ? I cannot tell you ; but the saying is, that since priests have been minters, money hath been worse than it was before. And they say that the evilness of money hath made all things dearer. And in this behalf I must speak to England. Hear, my country, England...

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