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Page 50 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?
Page 157 - THERE is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions ; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness ; the Maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there be three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity ; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Page 175 - He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
Page 148 - In thy orchard (the walls, butts, and trees, if they could speak, would bear me witness,) I learned without book almost all Paul's epistles, yea and, I ween, all the canonical epistles, save only the apocalypse. Of which study, although in time a great part did depart from me, yet the sweet smell thereof, I trust, I shall carry with me into heaven : for the profit thereof I think I have felt in all my lifetime ever after...
Page 60 - Observations on the present Collection of Epistles between Cicero and M. Brutus, representing several evident marks of forgery in those Epistles , and the true state of many important particulars in the life and writings of Cicero.
Page 181 - Almain rutters with their horsemen's staves Or Lapland giants, trotting by our sides ; Sometimes like women or unwedded maids, Shadowing more beauty in their airy brows Than have the white breasts of the queen of love...
Page 101 - God amongst all us Protestants I might once see but one that would win like praise in doing like good for the advancement of learning and virtue. And yet though he were a Papist, if any young man given to New Learning (as they termed it) went beyond his fellows in wit, labour, and...
Page 61 - July 19, 1652. Agreed, then, That Dryden be put out of Comons, for a fortnight at least ; and that he goe not out of the colledg, during the time aforesaid, excepting to sermons, without express leave from the master, or vice-master ; and that, at the end of the fortnight, he read a confession of his crime in the hall, at dinner-time, at the three - - - - fellowes table. " His crime was, his disobedience to the vice-master, and his contumacy in taking his punishment inflicted by him.
Page 67 - I look upon the discovery of any thing which is true, as a valuable acquisition to society ; which cannot possibly hurt or obstruct the good effect of any other truth whatsoever : for they all partake of one common essence, and necessarily coincide with each other ; and like the drops of rain, which fall separately into the river, mix themselves at once with the stream, and strengthen the general current.
Page 60 - ... the Church, to whose service by the intentions of my parents and friends I was destined of a child, and in mine own resolutions, till coming to some maturity of years and perceiving what tyranny had invaded the Church, that he who would take Orders must subscribe slave, and take an oath withal, which unless he took with a conscience that would retch he must either...