Miscellaneous Anecdotes Illustrative of the Manners and History of Europe: During the Reigns of Charles II, James II, William III, and Q. Anne

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811 - 434 páginas
 

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Página 407 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Página 333 - There are, says she, in one of her dispatches to him, insuperable difficulties, with respect to the ancient and fundamental laws of the government of our people ; which we fear do not permit sO severe and rigorous a sentence to be given, as your imperial majesty at first seemed to expect in this case ; and we persuade...
Página 365 - WP VAN NESS. NATHANIEL PENDLETON, Esq. In the evening of the same day I received from him the following answer : No. XI June 26, 1804. SIR, I have communicated the letter which you did me the honour to write to me of this date, to General Hamilton.
Página 303 - I may continually labour to overcome nature, to correspond with thy grace, to keep thy commandments, and to work out my salvation. Discover to me, O my God, the nothingness of this world, the greatness of heaven, the shortness of time, and the length of eternity.
Página 56 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...
Página 160 - We William and Mary, King and Queen of Scotland, faithfully Promise and Swear, by this Our solemn Oath, in presence of the Eternal God, that during the whole course of Our Life, we will serve the same Eternal God, to the uttermost of Our power, according as he has required in his most holy Word...
Página 302 - Let me always remember to be submissive to my superiors, condescending to my inferiors, faithful to my friends, and charitable to my enemies. Assist me to overcome sensuality by mortification, avarice by alms-deeds, anger by meekness, and tepidity by devotion. O my God, make me prudent in...
Página 160 - Faith immediately preceding,) and shall abolish and gainstand all false religion, contrary to the same; and shall rule the people committed to their charge, according to the will and command of God revealed in His foresaid word, and according to the laudable laws and constitutions received in this realm, nowise repugnant to the said will of the eternal God...
Página 184 - Termunderzyl, there is not one house left, above three hundred people being drowned there, aud only nineteen escaping. Hereskes, Weywert, Woldendorp, and all the villages- near the Eems, have suffered extremely. The Western quarter has likewise had its share in this calamity, and the highest lands have not escaped. On Sunday and yesterday it reached this city ; the lower parts whereof are now all under water. From the walls of this city we can see nothing but the tops of houses and steeples that...
Página 133 - God, and putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers," saith he, " nor we were able to bear:" but "all the Apostles, elders, and brethren, being assembled with one accord,

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