What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
appeared beauty become believe Bishop body called cause character Christian Church colonial common considerable course Court direct Dissenters duty effect England English established existence expression fact favour feeling force friends give given hand head honour hope House human important influence interest Italy king knowledge labour land language less letter living London look Lord matter means meet ment mind minister nature never object once opinion original party passed period political position possessed practical present principles probably question readers reason reform regard religious remains remarks respect result seems Shore society soon spirit things thought tion true truth views volume whole writing
Page 513 - The Puritans were men whose minds had derived a peculiar character from the daily contemplation of superior beings and eternal interests. Not content with acknowledging, in general terms, an overruling Providence, they habitually ascribed every event to the will of the Great Being for whose power nothing was too vast, for whose inspection nothing was too minute.
Page 514 - Their palaces were houses not made with hands ; their diadems crowns of glory, which should never fade away. On the rich and the eloquent, on nobles and priests, they looked down with contempt ; for they esteemed themselves rich in a more precious treasure, and eloquent in a more sublime language ; nobles, by the right of an earlier creation, and priests by the imposition of a mightier hand.
Page 363 - Murray's Encyclopaedia of Geography ; comprising a complete Description of the Earth : Exhibiting its Relation to the Heavenly Bodies, its Physical Structure, the Natural History of each Country, and the Industry, Commerce, Political Institutions, and Civil and Social State of All Nations. Second Edition ; with 82 Maps, and upwards of 1,000 other Woodcuts. 8vo. price 60s. Neale.
Page 623 - ... an act made in the first year of the reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled ' An Act for exempting their Majesties...
Page 3 - I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living.
Page 4 - It will be my endeavour to relate the history of the people as well as the history of the government, to trace the progress of useful and ornamental arts, to describe the rise of religious sects, and the changes of literary taste, to portray the manners of successive generations...
Page 628 - Although by woful proof we find They always leave a scar behind. He knew the seat of paradise, Could tell in what degree it lies: And, as he was disposed, could prove it, Below the moon, or else above it. What Adam dreamt of when his bride Came from her closet in his side: Whether the Devil tempted her By a High Dutch interpreter...
Page 718 - means the Act of the session of the eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter forty-three, intituled " An Act to facilitate the performance of the duties of justices of the peace out of sessions within England and Wales, with respect to summary convictions and orders...
Page 14 - I know you well. I will set a mark on you. You are the patron of the faction. This is an old rogue, a schismatical knave, a hypocritical villain. He hates the Liturgy. He would have nothing but long-winded cant without book ;" and then his lordship turned up his eyes, clasped his hands, and.
Page 209 - God, let us hold fast our profession; for we have not a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.