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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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Ice Fishing: Methods and Magic

Steven Griffin - 1985 - 164 pagina’s
...and Extent of Free Enquiry in Matters of Religion, in which he declared that he and other dissenters were "laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under the old building of error and superstition." He was speaking metaphorically, but the phrase eamed him the nickname "Gunpowder loe" and made him...
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive ..., Volume 1

John R. Vile - 2005 - 1009 pagina’s
...and used an analogy that led contemporaries to refer to him as "Gunpowder Joe." He had opined that we are, as it were, laying gunpowder, grain by grain,...and superstition, which a single spark may hereafter influence, so as to produce an instantaneous explosion; in consequence of which that edifice, the erection...
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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought, Volume 1

Lecturer in History and Fellow Mark Goldie - 2006 - 919 pagina’s
...transformation of religious and political life, achieved through the progress of the intellect. The reformers, 'laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under the old building of error and superstition', would overturn 'in a moment . . . that edif1ce, the erection of which has been the work of ages' (Priestley...
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Joseph Priestley and English Unitarianism in America

J. D. Bowers - 2010
...the ire of many trinitarians when he noted that "Unitarian principles are gaining ground every day. We are, as it were, laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under the old building respectable congregation has been formed, in which, till a regular minister can be procured, a few...
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The Major Achievements of Science: Volume 2, Selections from the ..., Volume 2

A. E. E. McKenzie - 1960 - 195 pagina’s
...the force of the truth, held by himself and his fellow Dissenters, to the force of an explosion : ' We are, as it were, laying gunpowder, grain by grain,...inflame, so as to produce an instantaneous explosion.' For this he was nicknamed by his opponent pamphleteers, ' Gunpowder Priestley ', and a rumour was spread...
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