A popular history of priestcraft in all ages and nations. [Followed by] William Howitt's vindication of his 'History of priestcraft', against the attack of archdeacon Wilkins

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Pagina 139 - O'er all the Italian fields, where still doth sway The triple Tyrant ; that from these may grow A hundredfold, who, having learnt thy way, Early may fly the Babylonian woe.
Pagina 47 - Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them : wherefore they sold not their lands.
Pagina 260 - Ah ! (said the Hind) how many sons have you Who call you Mother, whom you never knew ( But most of them who that relation plead Are such ungracious youths as wish you dead. They gape at rich revenues which you hold, And fain would nibble at your grandame Gold; Inquire into your years, and laugh to find Your crazy temper shows you much declined.
Pagina 300 - tis the soul of peace ; Of all the virtues 'tis nearest kin to heaven; It makes men look like gods. The best of men That e'er wore earth about him was a sufferer, A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breath'd.
Pagina 360 - He prayeth well, who loveth well Both man and bird and beast. He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Pagina 355 - His preaching much, but more his practice wrought ; (A living sermon of the truths he taught ;) For this by rules severe his life he squared : That all might see the doctrine which they heard.
Pagina 131 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder ; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under foot.
Pagina ii - For surely to every good and peaceable man, it must in nature needs be a hateful thing to be the displeaser and molester of thousands : much better would it like him doubtless to be the messenger of gladness and contentment, which is his chief intended business to all mankind, but that they resist and oppose their own happiness.
Pagina 259 - Change wide, and deep, and silently performed, This Land shall witness ; and as days roll on, Earth's universal frame shall feel the effect; Even till the smallest habitable rock, Beaten by lonely billows, hear the songs Of humanized society ; and bloom With civil arts, that shall breathe forth their fragrance, A grateful tribute to all-ruling Heaven.
Pagina ii - His word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary with forbearing, and could not stay.

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