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121 ページ - and bow myself before the high God ? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousand rivers of oil ? Shall I give my first born for my transgressions, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul ?
121 ページ - men that drew swords, to break through, even unto the King of Edom : but they could not. Then he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall.
224 ページ - words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle ñame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest.
249 ページ - in which the British Parliament was declared to have full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the people of the kingdom of Ireland.
200 ページ - could scarcely have passed at the time for genuine. He owned that he was not quite impartial in dealing out his reason and rhetoric ; but took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it.
202 ページ - words:—" The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am
204 ページ - government, he replied by saying, " Let the authority of the English government perish, rather than be maintained by iniquity. Better •would it be to restrain the turbulence of the natives by the authority of the sword, and to make them amenable to law and justice by an effectual and vigorous police, than,
199 ページ - any other particular. The flesh of animals who feed excursively, is allowed to have a higher flavour than that of those who are cooped up. May there not be the same difference between men who read as their taste prompts, and men who are confined, in cells and colleges, to stated tasks.
202 ページ - Physician, and a woman of more than ordinary talents and literature, having come to London in hopes of being cured of a cataract in both her eyes, which afterwards ended in total blindness, was kindly received as a constant visitor at his house while Mrs. Johnson lived; and, after her death, having come under his roof
16 ページ - it sufficient that a church acknowledge the Scriptures to be the word of God, the perfect and only rule of faith and practice, and own either the doctrinal part of the articles of the church of England, or the Westminster confession and catechisms drawn up by the Presbyterians, or the