Lectures on Modern History: From the Irruption of the Northern Nations to the Close of the American Revolution, Volumen1


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Página 10 - Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously (carefully), and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Página 192 - And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Página 28 - Alii immani magnitudine simulacra habent, quorum contexta viminibus membra vivis hominibus complent; quibus succensis circumventi flamma exanimantur homines.
Página 162 - ... the great objects for which political society was at first founded by men, which the people have a perpetual and unalienable right to recall, and which no time, nor precedent, nor statute, nor positive institution ought to deter them from keeping ever uppermost in their thoughts and attention.
Página 379 - Government established by law or ancient custom ; and without doubt, the major part of that body consisted of men who had no mind to break the peace of the kingdom, or to make any considerable alteration in the Government of Church or State...
Página 349 - ... him, that is, dominion and power; for he is not a king in whom will and not the law doth rule, and therefore he ought to be under the law.
Página 80 - Their poverty extorted from their pride those charters of freedom which unlocked the fetters of the slave, secured the farm of the peasant and the shop of the artificer, and gradually restored a substance and a soul to the most numerous and useful part of the community. The conflagration which destroyed the tall and barren trees of the forest gave air and scope to the vegetation of the smaller and nutritive plants of the soil.
Página 248 - And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire ; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Página 369 - Btar-Chamber enlarge their jurisdictions to a vast extent, ' holding (as Thucydides said of the Athenians) for honourable that which pleased and for just that which profited.' And being the same persons in several rooms, grew both courts of law to determine...
Página 349 - And thus, being loving and faithful-hearted, I do wish to be conceived in fear of God and of love of our prince and State ; for we are incorporated into this place to serve God and all England, and not to be time-servers, as humour-feeders, as cancers that would pierce the bone, or as flatterers that would fain beguile all the world, and so worthy to be condemned both of God and man ; but let us show ourselves a people endued with faith, I mean a lively faith that bringeth forth good works, and not...

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