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Page 477 - My name and memory I leave to foreign nations, and to mine own countrymen, AFTER SOME TIME BE PAST OVER.
Page 54 - Minor Prophets: HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, and MALACHI...
Page 324 - Sancho are thus brought before us, like such living realities, that at this moment the figures of the crazed, gaunt, dignified knight, and of his round, selfish, and most amusing esquire, dwell bodied forth in the imaginations of more, among all conditions of men throughout Christendom, than any other of the creations of human talent.
Page 42 - Persia; their fundamental tenets are, that nothing exists absolutely but God ; that the human soul is an emanation from His essence, and though divided for a time from its heavenly source, will be finally reunited with it...
Page 165 - It is customary with me to refer to you, my lord, matters about which I entertain a doubt. For who is better able either to rule my hesitation, or to instruct my ignorance? I have never been present at the inquiries about the Christians, and, therefore, cannot say for what crime, or to what extent, they are usually punished, or what is the nature of the inquiry about them. Nor have I been free from great doubts whether there should not be a distinction between ages, or how far those of a tender frame...
Page 94 - ... originated in the choruses of these satyrs. The desire of escaping from self, into something new and strange, of living in an imaginary world, breaks forth in a thousand instances in these festivals of Bacchus.
Page 514 - ... the first man of the world during the second quarter of the 18th century, and as a theologian, Dr. Chalmers and Robert Hall declare him to have been the greatest in all Christian ages.
Page 189 - Some of them are to be met with in our old tableaux, in Boccaccio, and in Ariosto; and these very tales which have charmed our Infancy, passing from tongue to tongue and from nation to nation, through channels frequently unknown, are now familiar to the memory, and form the delight of the imagination of half the inhabitants of the globe.