Paul Nugent, Materialist, 1. köide

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Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, 1890 - 344 pages

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Page 243 - Amen ; so let it be : Life from the dead is in that word, 'Tis immortality. Here in the body pent, Absent from Him I roam, Yet nightly pitch my moving tent A day's march nearer home.
Page 257 - With this view," continues Tacitus,^ " he inflicted the most exquisite tortures on those men who, under the vulgar appellation of Christians, were already branded with deserved infamy. They derived their name and origin from Christ, who, in the reign of Tiberius, had suffered death by the sentence of the procurator Pontius Pilate.
Page 258 - If the life and death of Socrates were those of a philosopher, the life and death of Jesus Christ were those of a God.
Page 76 - And the Power on high, that can shield the good Thus from the tyrant of the wood, Hath extended its- mercy to guard me as well From the hands of the leaguering infidel.
Page 132 - Strip it naked, and you stand face to face with the notion that not alone the more ignoble forms of animalcular or animal life, not alone the nobler forms of the horse and lion, not alone the exquisite and wonderful mechanism of the human body, but that the human mind itself — emotion, intellect, will, and all their phenomena — were once latent in a fiery cloud.
Page 257 - Judea, the first seat of this mischievous sect, but was even introduced into Rome, the common asylum which receives and protects whatever is impure, whatever is atrocious. The confessions of those who were seized discovered a great multitude of their accomplices, and...
Page 170 - ' Yes, and to complete the paradox still carries his New Testament in his pocket ! ' with an expression of intense disgust on his refined face. ' Could anything be more monstrous ? ' ' I wondered at that, myself,' said Paul thoughtfully. ' I could not follow the authoress's train of reasoning. If Elsmere degrades his Christ from the Godhead to a manhood not superior to his own, how could he find anything but a sting and a reproach in the book which exalts Him to the highest Heaven ? In his place...
Page 327 - and I will explain the formation of a world ; but give me matter only, and I cannot explain the formation of a caterpillar.
Page 165 - ... is moved. The man who would sacrifice the good of the next generation for the greater good of the generation next but one is a fool. He neglects an age of which he may know a little, for the sake of an age respecting which he can know nothing. He might, if he pleased, stumble along in the twilight ; he prefers to adventure himself in the blackness of utter night. Yet what is a generation in the...
Page 172 - Eminence rested his elbow on the arm of his chair and his head in his delicate white hands.

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