An Apology for the Life of James Fennell (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, 21. jaan 2018 - 514 pages
Excerpt from An Apology for the Life of James Fennell

Wu r. A Learning played the wanton with a drowsy world, debauched herself, and grasped the scandalous pay of ignorance, drugging with Opiates the intellect! Of man, she wore the harlotry of dress; she flirted; flat tered, ' and cajoled. Her eye forgot the countenance sublime that dared once face heaven's self, and with a downcast look, pretending virtue and religion, she dragged her solemn heavy step along, trampling o'er dozing mortals.

Then was, in sweet oblivious tones, sung the soft lullaby to Reason; then was the gilded pill bestowed that purged the soul to inactivity. Men, drenched with the intoxicating draught of superstition, forgot the Maker they affected to revere, and prostrated them selves before a human being; debas'ed beyond the slate very of Nero's satellites, who bowed to his colossal statue, till heaven's blast, in pity of the weakness of mankind, returned it to the dust.

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