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First Edition, April, 1897.
'Will ye speak unrighteously for God, and talk deceitfully for Him f'—Job xiii. 7.
'Not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.'—2 Cor. iv. 2.
'Melius est ut scandalum oriatur quam ut veritas supprimatur.'
8. Greg. Homil. 7 in Ezek.
'O superbi Cristian, miseri, lassi,
Che, della vista della mente infermi,
Non v' accorgete voi, che noi siam vermi
Di che 1' animo vostro in alto galla?
Dante, Purgat. x. 121-129.
'Idola fori omnium molestissima sunt; quss ex fcedere verborum et nominum se insinuarunt in intellectum.
'Idola theatri innata non sunt sed ex fabulis theoriarum et perversis legibus demonstrationum plane indita et reeepta.'
Bacon, Nov. Org. i. lix. lx.
'Being persuaded of nothing more than this, that, whether it be in matter of speculation or of practising, no untruth can possibly avail the patron and defender long, and that things most truly are likewise most behovefully spoken.'—Hooker.
'His words, I did use to gather for my food and for antidotes against my faintings.'—Bunyan.
'The older error is, it is the worse,
Bishop Ken, Edmund.
Meydkt] ij &krfieia naX vnepioxvet.—1 Esdras iv. 41.
'Omni studio legendse nobis Scriptural sunt . . . ut probati trapezitrc sciamus quis nummus probus sit, quis adulter.'
Jer. Comm. in Ephes. L iii. 5 (Vail. vii. 637).
'If Truth do anywhere manifest itself, seek not to smother it with glosing delusions, acknowledge the greatness thereof, and think it your best victory when the same doth prevail over you.'
Hooker, Eecl. Pol. Pref. ix. 2.
'If it is certain that the writings of the Old Testament offer to us many grave difficulties which we are, at present, unable to overcome; it is no less certain that they offer a revelation of a purpose and a presence of God which bears in itself the stamp of truth. The difficulties lie in points of criticism; the revelation is given in the facts of a people's life.'
Bishop Westcott, In Revelation of the Father, p. 159.
Thoughts of men in the present day necessitate a plain and truth-
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CHAPTER I I
THE BIBLE REPRESENTS THE REMAINS OF A WIDER LITERATURE
The Bible all that is extant of a much wider literature. The