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Page 31 - And though their religion was harsh and evil, yet its few ingredients of truth and morality directed and soothed their lives. There are many reasons to believe that the principal leaders of Pagan philosophy were morally inferior to the people whom they despised. But whatever may have degraded or redeemed the character of the ancient poor, there gathers around us a stupendous specimen of this condition. On every side poverty, — often mocked by the hope of employment, sometimes sinking into the despair...
Page 35 - Tarry a little; there is something else. This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; The words expressly are "a pound of flesh:" Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh: But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice.
Page 55 - Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Page 39 - Yet, notwithstanding this extremely unequal loss of heat, experience has shown that the blood of the inhabitant of the arctic circle has a temperature as high as that of the native of the south, who lives in so different a medium.
Page 19 - Church ; to consider whether any, and, if any, what, alterations ought to be made in the said Confession of Faith, etc.
Page 47 - It is, consequently, obvious, that by the use of alcohol a limit must rapidly be put to the change of matter in certain parts of the body. The oxygen of the arterial blood, which, in the absence of alcohol, would have combined with the matter of the tissues, or with that formed by the metamorphosis of these tissues, now combines with the elements of alcohol. The arterial blood becomes venous, without the substance of the muscles having taken any share in the transformation.
Page 39 - There was no more of it: the war was at an end, and the boys scattered away to their play. I thought at the time, and have often thought since, that that trivial affray was the best epitome of war in general, that I had ever seen.
Page 19 - ... unfeigned assent and consent to the use of all things in the said book contained and prescribed, in these words and no other : IV. I, AB, do here declare my unfeigned assent and consent to all and everything contained and prescribed in and by the book, entitled, 'The Book of Common Prayer...
Page 50 - The property which every man has in his own labour, as it is the original foundation of all other property, so it is the most sacred and inviolable. The patrimony of a poor man lies in the strength and dexterity of his hands; and to hinder him from employing this strength and dexterity in what manner he thinks proper without injury to his neighbour is a plain violation of this most sacred...
Page 31 - They shall hold their stedfast sway. Devotees around them wait, To exalt their lordly state : See them sit in chancels proud, High above the vulgar crowd ; See them, when the prayers they say, From the people turn away, Muttering hidden words of prayer, That the vulgar may not share : Then at altars, rich and high, Bow and cross, we know not why. What is wanting ? Incense bring ; Morn by morn the matins sing ; Faldstool and sedilia place ; Hang upon the altar lace ; There the dying figure fix, Knelt...

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