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Seite 244 - ... unto whom they are subject, is author ; only the works and operations of God have him both for their worker, and for the law whereby they are wrought. The being of God is a kind of law to his working : for that perfection which God is, giveth perfection to that he doth.
Seite 36 - Mr Murray, afterwards Earl of Mansfield and lord chief justice of England, was so extraordinary a person, and made so great a figure in the world, that his name must go down to posterity, with distinguished honour, in the public records of the nation.
Seite 259 - ... shall find to govern themselves chiefly, if not solely, by this law of fashion ; and so they do that which keeps them in reputation with their company, little regard the laws of God or the magistrate.
Seite 293 - THAT ALL MANKIND, ESPECIALLY THE MOST WISE AND LEARNED NATIONS OF ANTIQUITY, HAVE CONCURRED IN BELIEVING AND TEACHING, THAT THIS DOCTRINE WAS OF SUCH USE TO CIVIL SOCIETY. 3. THAT THE DOCTRINE OF A FUTURE STATE OF REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS IS NOT TO BE FOUND IN, NOR DID MAKE PART OF, THE MOSAIC DISPENSATION.
Seite 37 - And even in his display of that faculty, his superior good sense shows itself most: with so much care and skill hath he formed himself to the truest manner of speaking! His powers of genius and invention are confessedly of the first size ; yet he almost owes less to them, than to the diligent and studious cultivation of his judgment...
Seite 305 - Fear made her Devils, and weak Hope her Gods; Gods partial, changeful, passionate, unjust, Whose attributes were Rage, Revenge, or Lust ; Such as the souls of cowards might conceive, And, form'd like tyrants, tyrants would believe. Zeal then, not charity became the guide; And hell was built on spite, and heaven on pride. Then sacred seem'd th...
Seite 109 - ... at Bath, as the other for her health. Thus you see, my good friend, we have all something to make us think less complacently of the world. Religion will do great things. It will always make the bitter waters of Marah wholesome and palatable. But we must not think it will usually turn water to wine, because it once did so.
Seite 36 - Too good to be the -leader, and too able to be the dupe of any party, he was believed to speak his own sense of public measures; and the authority of his judgment was so high, that, in regular times, the house was usually decided by it.
Seite 66 - He has crowned the liberty of the " press. And yet he has a considerable post under " the government. I have a great mind to do justice " on his arguments against miracles, which I think " might be done in few words. But does he deserve " this notice? Is he known amongst you? Pray, " answer me these questions. For if his own weight " keeps him down, I should be sorry to contribute to " his advancement to any place, but the pillory.