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Sivu 6 - Christianity, from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire.
Sivu 151 - To conclude historically with my own character: I am, or rather was, (for that is the style I must now use in speaking of myself, which emboldens me the more to speak my sentiments;) I was, I say, a man of mild disposition, of command of temper, of an open social, and cheerful humor, capable of attachment, but little susceptible of enmity, and of great moderation in all my passions.
Sivu 168 - I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation: English, Scotch, and Irish; Whig and Tory; churchman and sectary, freethinker and religionist; patriot and courtier united in their rage against the man, who had presumed to shed a generous tear for the fate of Charles I, and the Earl of Strafford...
Sivu 65 - Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place ; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed : and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Sivu 165 - I am at present castrating my work, that is, cutting off its nobler parts; that is, endeavouring it shall give as little offence as possible, before which, I could not pretend to put it into the Doctor's hands. This is a piece of cowardice, for which I blame myself, though I believe none of my friends will blame me. But I was resolved not to be an enthusiast in philosophy, while I was blaming other enthusiasms.
Sivu 114 - Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding : far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
Sivu 145 - To Thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein. To Thee, Cherubin and Seraphin continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth ; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy Glory.
Sivu 92 - call you a Pretender, but if you " be, I can tell you, you are the worst of your
Sivu 149 - The intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all belief and reasoning, and can look upon no opinion even as more probable or likely than another.