An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory: Anciently Used in the English-Saxon Church: Giving an Account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to Christianity. Translated Into Modern English, with Notes, &c

W. Bowyer., 1709 - 104 páginas

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Página 32 - Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Página v - Admit a Woman may have Learning, is there no other kind of Learning to employ her time? What is this Saxon? What has she to do with this barbarous antiquated Stuff? so useless, so altogether out of the way?
Página 14 - They were white complex ioned, and men of fair countenance, having noble heads of hair. And Gregory, when he saw the beauty of the young men, enquired from what country they were brought ; and the men said from England, and that all the men in that nation were as beautiful. Then Gregory asked them whether the men of that land were Christians, or heathens ; and the men said unto him they were heathens. Gregory then fetching a long sigh from the very bottom of his heart, said, Alas! alas! that men...
Página vi - And they seem to have forgot the sentiment of their polite masters, who judged not any part of learning to be out of the way. I fear, if things were rightly considered, that the charge of barbarity would rather fall upon those who, while they fancy themselves endowed with the embellishments of foreign learning, are ignorant, even to barbarity, of the faith, religion, laws, and customs, and language, of their ancestors.
Página xxx - ... expostulations, or strained his privilege too far upon the Britons, it ought to be charged upon the score of human infirmities, and covered with his greater merit. This is certain ; he engaged in a glorious undertaking, broke through danger and discouragement, and was blessed with wonderful success. He converted the kingdom of Kent by the strength of his own conduct and miracles, and that of the East Saxons, by his agent and coadjutor Mellitus. The spreading of Christianity thus far among the...
Página 31 - Ale, did not only signify the liquor then made use of, but gave denomination to the greatest festivals, as that of zehol, or Yule, at Midwinter...
Página ii - Affairs. Where this happens, it is a Fault. But it is not the Fault of Learning, which rather polishes and refines our Nature, and teaches us that Method and Regularity, which disposes us to greater Readiness and Dexterity in all kinds of Business. I do not observe it so frequently objected against Women's Diversions, that they take them off from Household Affairs.
Página vii - ... more particular Agreement with some Words which I had heard when very young in the North as drew me in to be more inquisitive after Books written in that Language. With this, the Kind Encourager of my Studies being very well pleased, recommended to me the Saxon Heptateuch, most accurately published by Mr. Thwaites. The Matter of that Book being well known and familiar to me, made the reading of it very easy and agreeable : and led me on to the reading of several other Treatises, and to divert...
Página 47 - There is ONE GOD, and ONE MEDIATOR be" tween God and man, the man CHRIST JESUS, " who gave himself a ransom for all"'.
Página 33 - ... year would not have been sufficient for a several commemoration of them; it was the great wisdom and moderation of those religious grave prelates, by whom God (of His especial blessing to our Church above others) did reform such things as were many ways remiss here among us, to choose one solemn day alone, wherein to magnify God for the generality of All His Saints together"; and to retain some few selected days in every month for the special memory of others, both holy Persons and holy Actions,...

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