The Conservative Standard of the British Empire: Erected in a Time of Trouble, for All Those who Fear God and Honour the King

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Whittaker, Treacher & Company, 1835 - Church and state - 244 pages
 

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Page 167 - A man that hath no virtue in himself ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other; and whoso is out of hope to attain to another's virtue, will seek to come at even hand,* by depressing another's fortune.
Page 218 - If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
Page 122 - Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success : that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here ; that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor ; this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poison'd chalice To our own lips.
Page 186 - I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er : Strange things I have in head, that will to hand ; Which must be acted, ere they may be scann'd.
Page 37 - No opinions contrary to human society, or to those moral rules which are necessary to the preservation of civil society, are to be tolerated by the magistrate.
Page 94 - Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage. Far off from these, a slow and silent stream, Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls...
Page 84 - I have spoken more strongly than usual, because of unhappy circumstances that have forced themselves upon the observation of all. The threats of those, who are enemies of the church, make it the more necessary for those who feel their duty to that church to speak out. The words which you hear from me are, indeed, spoken by my mouth, but they flow from my heart.
Page 4 - I now remember you have a right to require of me to be resolute in defence of the church. I have been, by the circumstances of my life, and by conviction, led to support toleration to the utmost extent of which it is justly capable ; but toleration must not be suffered to go into licentiousness — it has its bounds, which it is my duty, and which I arn resolved, to maintain.
Page 230 - ... very few hands filled the paper itself where the petition was written, and therefore many more sheets were annexed for the reception of the numbers, which gave all the credit, and procured all the countenance to the undertaking.
Page 5 - ... under this impression that I tell you, that while I know that the law of the land considers it impossible that I should do wrong — that while I know there is no earthly power which can call me to account — this only makes me the more deeply sensible of the responsibility under which I stand to the Almighty Being, before whom we must all one day appear.

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