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" We are, as it were, laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under the old building of error and superstition, which a single spark may hereafter inflame, so as to produce an instantaneous explosion... "
The poems of George Huddesford - Pagina 18
door George Huddesford - 1801
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 10

1815
...from the style of ironical pleasantry in which they were written.54 In this state of irritation, fhe old building of error and superstition, which a single spark may hereafter inflame, so as to produce an instantaneoui explosion, in consequence of which thai edifice, the erection of which has been tin work...
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The Theological and Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Priestley, Volume 19

Joseph Priestley - 1790
...nature which lie dormant for a time, but which, in proper circumstances, act with the greatest violence. We are, as it were, laying gunpowder, grain by grain,...superstition, which a single spark may hereafter inflame, no as to produce an instantaneous explosion; in consequence of which that edifice, the erection of...
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The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne ...: To which are ..., Volume 4

George Horne - 1818
...Socinians, at present concealed, but ready, on a proper occasion, to declare : that a mine is laid under the old building of error and superstition, which a single spark may, and probably soon will, inflame, so as to produce an instantaneous explosion ; inconsequence of which,...
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The works of ... George Horne; to which are prefixed memoirs of ..., Volume 4

George Horne (bp. of Norwich.) - 1818
...Socinians, at present concealed, but ready, on a proper occasion, to declare : that a mine is laid under the old building of error and superstition, which a single spark may, and probably soon will, inflame, so as to produce an instantaneous explosion ; in consequence of which,...
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The Theological and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. William Jones ..., Volume 6

William Jones, William Stevens - 1826
...us, that Unitarians axe as good subjects as Trinitarians ; and in an adjoining page, that they are laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under the old building...and superstition, which a single spark may hereafter enflame *. This open unguarded temper, which lays a plot, and then tells it to every body, has brought...
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An Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Birmingham: With Some Account of Its ...

1830 - 254 pagina’s
...in proper circumstances, act with the greatest " violence. We are, as it were, laying gunpow" der, grain by grain, under the old building of " error...spark may " hereafter inflame, so as to produce an instanta" neons explosion ; in consequence of which that " edifice, the erection of which has been...
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The Christian Treasury: A Selection of Standard Treatises on Subjects of ...

T. S. Memes - 1867
...persons, eminent for their worth and their attainments, have conceived him to be justly entitled. 88 " He should be the natural Son of God ; and therefore...man, bat eosceived of the Holy Ghost. I will declare explosion.'1 — Imjwrlance of free Enquiry, p. 40. What Dr Priestley means by the old building of...
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The Priestley Memorial at Birmingham, August, 1874

1875 - 164 pagina’s
...way for it!" ,••-.., And again:— " We are, as it were, laying gunpowder, grain by grain, undei the old building of error and superstition, which a single spark may loreafter inflame, so as to prodnce an instantaneous explosion, in conseqicnce of which that edifice,...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pagina’s
...in his Reflections on the Present State of Free Inquiry in this Country, he spoke of Dissenters as 'laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under the old building...inflame so as to produce an instantaneous explosion' - hence the nickname 'Gunpowder Joe'. 96 In 1780 Priestley took up residence in Birmingham, joining...
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Reordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics

Celia Deane-Drummond, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Robin Grove-White - 2003 - 368 pagina’s
...censure of government led to the opprobrium he suffered as 'Gunpowder Joe'. We are, he once wrote, as it were 'laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under...and superstition, which a single spark may hereafter inflame'.39 Science and technology had a strategic role to play in the displacement of a corrupt polity....
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