The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 7

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F. and C. Rivington, 1796
 

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Pagina 506 - Memory and her siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases...
Pagina 17 - Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
Pagina 17 - ... and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth...
Pagina 667 - I proceed to tell you the melancholy news, that your book has been very unfortunate ; for the public seem disposed to applaud it extremely. It was looked for by the foolish people with some impatience ; and the mob of literati are beginning already to be very loud in its praises.
Pagina 300 - Nothing can be conceived more hard than the heart of a thoroughbred metaphysician. It comes nearer to the cold malignity of a wicked spirit than to the frailty and passion of a man. It is like that of the principle of evil himself, incorporeal, pure, unmixed, dephlegmated, defecated evil. It is no easy operation to eradicate humanity from the human breast. What Shakespeare calls " the compunctious visitings of nature," will sometimes knock at their hearts, and protest against their murderous speculations.
Pagina 506 - To hoarse or mute, though fall'n on evil days, On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues...
Pagina 668 - In recompense for so many mortifying things, which nothing but truth could have extorted from me, and which I could easily have multiplied to a greater number, I doubt not but you are so good a Christian as to return good for evil, and to flatter my vanity by telling me that all the godly in Scotland abuse me for my account of John Knox and the Reformation. I suppose you are glad to see my paper end, and that I am obliged to conclude with " Your humble servant,
Pagina 668 - Buccleugh under the author's care, and would make it worth his while to accept of that charge. As soon as I heard this, I called on him twice, with a view of talking with him about the matter, and of convincing him of the propriety of sending that young nobleman to...
Pagina 461 - Means her provision only to the good, That live according to her sober laws, And holy dictate of spare temperance...
Pagina 650 - ... or that we ought from thence to conclude that he was not the author of them both ? You think " that law in Deuteronomy inhuman and brutal, which authorizes parents, the father and the mother, to bring their own children to have them stoned to death for what it is pleased to call stubbornness.

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