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Page 144 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure : And he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, And that glorieth in the goad, That driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, And whose talk is of bullocks ? He giveth his mind to make furrows; And is diligent to give the kine fodder.
Page 54 - The sire turns o'er, wi' patriarchal grace, The big ha' Bible, ance his father's pride: His bonnet rev'rently is laid aside, His lyart haffets wearing thin an' bare; .Those strains that once did sweet in Zion glide, He wales a portion with judicious care ; And ' Let us worship God !* he says, with solemn air.
Page 81 - My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass : Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
Page iii - There is the moral of all human tales; 'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past, First Freedom, and then Glory— when that fails, Wealth, vice, corruption,— barbarism at last. And History, with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page...
Page 189 - For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Page 68 - Burlamaqui, ch. 3, ? 15] is the right which nature gives to all mankind of disposing of their persons and property after the manner they judge most consonant to their happiness, on condition of their acting within the limits of the law of nature, and that they do not any way abuse it to the prejudice of any other men.
Page 145 - All these trust to their hands : and every one is wise in his work. Without these cannot a city be inhabited : and they shall not dwell where they will, nor go up and down: they shall not be sought for in public counsel, nor sit high in the congregation : they shall not sit on the judges...
Page 49 - ... the first origin of mankind from one common stock, their equal right to liberty and to all the goods of nature, the tyranny of artificial distinctions, and the abuses which had arisen from the degradation of the more considerable part of the species, and the aggrandisement of a few insolent rulers.
Page 108 - Undoubtedly he foresaw in this incident the total expiration of his royal authority : but the nearer and more intimate concern of a parent laid hold of his heart, when he found himself abandoned in his uttermost distress by a child, and a virtuous child, whom he had ever regarded with the most tender affection.
Page 191 - ... that such members be delegated to this important trust as are most eminent for their probity, their fortitude, and their knowledge; for it was a known apophthegm of the great lord treasurer Burleigh, "that England could never be ruined but by a parliament...