The British Quarterly Review, Volume 75

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1882 - Christianity

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Page 39 - I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between heaven and earth ? We are arrant knaves all; believe none of us.
Page 338 - The trivial round, the common task, Will furnish all we ought to ask; Room to deny ourselves; a road To bring us daily nearer God.
Page 328 - ... else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man, who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers" (3d letter to Bentley, 5th February 1692-93).
Page 249 - The Encyclopaedic Dictionary. A New and Original Work of Reference to all the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use.
Page 363 - We never could be of the mind that violence was suited to the advancing of true religion; nor do we intend that our authority shall ever be a tool to the irregular passions of any party. Moderation is what religion enjoins, what neighbouring Churches expect from you, and what we recommend to you.
Page 154 - It was in Rousseau that polite Europe first hearkened to strange voices and faint reverberation from out of the vague and cavernous shadow in which the common people move.
Page 209 - Upon this, Mrs. Procter, cutting in, delivered — (it is her own story) — a neat oration on the life and •writings of Carlyle, and enlightened him in her happiest and airiest manner ; all of which he heard, staring in the dreariest silence, and then said (indignantly as before),
Page 303 - ... the dynamical force disengaged, directly or indirectly, by the act, than the pull of a hair-trigger in comparison with the force of the mine which it explodes. But without the power to make some material disposition, to originate some movement, or to change, at least temporarily, the amount of dynamical force appropriate to some one or more material molecules, the mechanical results of human or animal volition are inconceivable.1 It matters not that we are ignorant of the mode in which this is...
Page 239 - ... he is simply the Divine flower of humanity, blossoming after ages of spiritual growth, — the realised possibility of life in God. And if he is this, he has no consciously exceptional part to play, but only to be what he is, to follow the momentary love, to do and say what the hour may bring, to be quiet under the sorrows which pity and purity...
Page 340 - ... day. If so great devotion was then used, and such remembrance of the praise of God before the ark of the covenant, how great ought to be the reverence and devotion which I and all Christian people should have in the presence of this sacrament, in the receiving of the...

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