Biographical sketches in Cornwall

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Page 45 - If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Page 37 - And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him ; and he vanished out of their sight.
Page 41 - ... by a metallic point, the production of fire from ice by a metal white as silver, and referring certain laws of motion of the sea to the moon, — that the physical inquirer is seldom disposed to assert, confidently, on any abstruse subjects belonging to the order of natural things, and still less so on those relating to the more mysterious relations of moral events and intellectual natures.
Page 134 - Our Saviour saith, He that believeth, and is bap3, 5. tized, shall be saved; and, Except ye are born again of water and of the Spirit, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Page 21 - Here's twenty thousand Cornish men Will know the reason why! Out spake their captain brave and bold, A merry wight was he: "If London Tower were Michael's hold, We'll set Trelawny free! "We'll cross the Tamar, land to land, The Severn is no stay, With 'One and all!
Page 41 - The deep philosopher sees chains of causes and effects so wonderfully and strangely linked together, that he is usually the last person to decide upon the impossibility of any two series of events being independent of each other; and in science, so many natural...
Page 95 - Review of April, 1801, observes, " We here see a shoemaker of St. Austell, encountering a staymaker of Deal, with the same weapons of unlettered reason, tempered, indeed, from the armoury of God, yet deriving their principal power from the native vigour of the arm that wields them. Samuel Drew, however, is greatly superior to Thomas Paine, in the justness of his remarks, in the forcibleness of his arguments, and in the pointedness of his refutations.
Page 97 - I was scarcely able to read, and almost totally unable to write. Literature was a term to which I could annex no idea. Grammar I knew not the meaning of. I was expert at follies, acute in trifles, and ingenious about nonsense.
Page 34 - More pride than humble poverty display : Ye Virgins meek, that wear the palmy crown Of patient faith, and yet so fiercely frown: Ye Angels, that from clouds of gold recline, But boast no semblance to a race divine : Ye tragic Tales of legendary lore, That draw devotion's ready tear no more ; Ye Martyrdoms of unenlightened days, Ye Miracles that now no wonder raise ; Shapes, that with one broad glare the gazer strike, Kings, bishops, nuns, apostles, all alike! Ye Colours, that the unwary sight amaze,...
Page 15 - Deism in a new shape, and in one that is more likely to affect the uninstructed million, than the reasoning form which she has usually worn.

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