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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...kind? Is it necessary 1" It would, indeed, be well; though I am afraid it would sometimes stop our conversation altogether. Slander takes a more criminal character still, when it is put forth to injure another's prospects, and to hinder his advancement in life; sometimes it can be punished by the law of the land, but very often it drops its baneful i influence, and no one notices from whence it comes, except He who has stepped in and forbidden all false words against a neighbour, as a sin against Himself. There is yet another application of this commandment. In reading the history of our own and other countries, we shall see how all civil justice and liberty are bound up in it. A fair trial--a prisoner confronted with his witnesses, and those witnesses bound, without let or hindrance, to speak the truth--these things lie at the foundation of civil justice, and are implied in the words, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." This commandment formed part of a nation's law when first given to the Jews, and set forth a very different administration of justice to that which put up the Lion's Mouth at Venice, to receive unsupported accusations, or permitted the lettres cacMes of Paris. We can hardly have a greater evidence that these are Divine laws, than that which we find in the fact of their first principles meeting the needs and requirements of all ages and countries. X. "Thou shalt not covet," &o. The Church goes to the root of the matter in the lessons she gathers from this commandment, when she bids us "not to covet or desire other men's goods, but to learn and labour truly to get our own living, and to do our duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call us." more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558103
  • 9781236558107