Miscellaneous Anecdotes Illustrative of the Manners and History of Europe: During the Reigns of Charles II, James II, William III, and Q. Anne

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811 - 434 sivua
 

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Sivu 427 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Sivu 351 - There are, says she, in one of her dispatches to him, insuperable difficulties, with respect to the ancient and fundamental laws of the government of our people ; which we fear do not permit sO severe and rigorous a sentence to be given, as your imperial majesty at first seemed to expect in this case ; and we persuade...
Sivu 323 - I may continually labour to overcome nature, to correspond with thy grace, to keep thy commandments, and to work out my salvation. Discover to me, O my God, the nothingness of this world, the greatness of heaven, the shortness of time, and the length of eternity.
Sivu 73 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...
Sivu 178 - Word, and according to the laudable laws and constitutions received in this realm, nowise repugnant to the said will of the eternal God ; and shall procure, to the uttermost of their power, to the Kirk of God, and whole Christian people, true and perfect peace in all time coming...
Sivu 73 - sees St. Mark's Place lighted up of an evening, adorned with every excellence of human art, and pregnant with pleasure, expressed by intelligent countenances sparkling with every grace of nature — the sea washing its walls — the moon-beams dancing on its subjugated waves — sport and laughter resounding from the...
Sivu 178 - Faith immediately preceding) and shall abolish and gainstand all false Religion contrary to the same, and shall rule the people committed to their charge, according to the will...
Sivu 246 - VVe save nothing living : alas ! 'tis too late ; For we are now sworn by the bread and the wine, More serious we are than any divine. Now this is the course I intend for to steer ; My false-hearted nation, to you I declare I have done thee no wrong, thou must me forgive...
Sivu 322 - ... will, to purify my body, and to sanctify my soul. Give me strength, O my God, to expiate my offences, to overcome my temptations, to subdue my passions, and to acquire the virtues proper for my state. Fill my heart with tender affection for thy goodness, hatred of my faults, love of my neighbour, and contempt of the world.
Sivu 199 - And those that have escaped, sheltring themselves in Garrets and upper Rooms, are in great distress for want of Relief; Nothing but Lamentations, and the Jangling of Bells for Help, is heard through the whole Country; And though all possible care is taken to assist them from hence and other places, yet there not being Boats enough to afford help to all, it's to be feared many will be lost for want of it.

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