Lectures on Modern History: From the Irruption of the Northern Nations to the Close of the American Revolution, Volumen1

John Owen, 1841

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Página 10 - Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously (carefully), and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Página 193 - I have lived long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf ; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Página 28 - ... versantur, aut pro victimis homines immolant aut se immolaturos vovent administrisque ad ea sacrificia druidibus utuntur, quod, pro vita hominis nisi hominis vita reddatur, non posse deorum immortalium numen placari arbitrantur, publiceque eiusdem generis habent instituta sacrificia. Alii immani magnitudine simulacra habent, quorum contexta viminibus membra vivis hominibus complent; quibus succensis circumventi flamma exanimantur homines.
Página 420 - He would confirm his spirit in the truth and lead him by a right enlightened conscience ; and finding no check, but a confirmation in his conscience that it was his duty to act as he did, he upon serious debate, both privately and in his addresses to God, and in conferences with conscientious, upright, unbiassed persons, proceeded to sign the sentence against the king.
Página 365 - It may be affirmed, without any exaggeration, that the king's assent to the petition of right produced such a change in the government, as was almost equivalent to a revolution ; and by circumscribing, in so many articles, the royal prerogative, gave additional security to the liberties of the subject.
Página 369 - Athenians) for honourable that which pleased, and for just that which profited ;" and being the same persons in several rooms, grew both courts of law to determine right, and courts of revenue to bring money into the Treasury ; the Council-table by proclamations...
Página 349 - ... unto him, that is, dominion and power; for he is not a king in whom will and not the law doth rule, and therefore he ought to be under the law.
Página 248 - And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire ; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Página 379 - ... and gravity, who being possessed of great and plentiful fortunes, though they were undevoted enough to the Court, had all imaginable duty for the King, and affection...
Página 162 - ... the great objects for which political society was at first founded by men, which the people have a perpetual and unalienable right to recall, and which no time nor precedent nor statute nor positive institution ought to deter them from keeping ever uppermost in their thoughts and attention.

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