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Seite 569 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Seite 172 - Paul's day," which is probably the 25th of January, the feast of the conversion of St. Paul, or perhaps the 4th of January, another St.
Seite 495 - ... was never a reason with him for refusing to see any one. It was often unpleasant to observe how much his goodhumor, in this respect, was abused. VII Our author did not remain long in Staffordshire. Edward, duke of Norfolk, (to whom the present duke is second in succession,) applied to the late Mr. Challoner for a person to be his chaplain, and to superintend the education of Mr. Edward Howard, his nephew and presumptive heir. Mr. Challoner fixed upon our author to fill that situation. His first...
Seite 269 - lot," he then exclaimed, " to perform this melancholy " duty to the memory of this illustrious princess ! She, whom " I had observed so attentive, while I performed the same " duty to her royal mother, was herself so soon to become the " theme of a similar discourse!— And my voice was so soon " to be exerted in discharging the like melancholy duty to " her ! O vanity ! O nothing ! O mortals ! ever ignorant of
Seite 543 - Coventry, was president: on him the burthen of the trust almost wholly fell ; and his humanity, judgment, and perseverance in the discharge of it, did honour to himself and his country. It should be observed, that the contributions we have mentioned are exclusive of those which were granted for the relief of the Lay Emigrants. So suddenly had the unhappy sufferers been driven from their country, that few had brought with them any of those books of religion or...
Seite 415 - Abbe, if he did not think they laboured too hard. M. de Ranee replied, "Sire, that which would be hard to those who seek pleasure, is easy to those who practise penitence.
Seite 111 - ... expected from a man of prayer, always writing at the foot of the cross ; but it abounds with passages of exquisite beauty, and contains some of true sublimity. A soft tinge of poetic, and, it may be said, of religious melancholy is shed over the whole, which seems to elevate it to real poetry, gives it an indescribable charm, and interests the reader, both for the author and his hero.
Seite 414 - The king's supper was served up by the monks, " and consisted of roots, eggs and vegetables. He " seemed much pleased with all he saw. After " supper, he went and looked at a collection of " maxims of Christian conduct, which were framed " and hung up against the wall. — He perused them " several times ; and, expressing how much he ad" mired them, requested a copy.
Seite 142 - ... nothing weak, nothing sad, nothing constrained. It enlarges the heart; it is simple, free, and attractive. The kingdom of God does not consist in a scrupulous observance of trifling formalities; it is in each individual the performance of the duties that belong to his condition. A great prince ought not to serve God in the same manner as a hermit, or a private individual. Feeling as affectionate an interest in the happiness of the whole human race as in his own nation in particular, and being...