The Life of Hannah More; With a Critical Review of Her Writings
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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...and enjoyment of the delights arising from the observance of them, sublime endowments, bright genius, extensive reading, and profound erudition are not necessary.--The attributes of God are written on the works of nature, in characters legible to the meanest H 2 Capacity. It is duties in actual life that God lia's required of us; and the eternal allotment of man is not determined by any gloss, or speculative, metaphysical creed, of human invention. If so, "who "then can'be saved?" What ecclesiastic in the world can tell who the author of the Athanasian creed was, or, if he speaks honestly, can say he understands it, and believes the whole of it? If, then, the learned, excepting Hannah More and the non-descripts, who are in the "secrets of the "Almighty, and perfectly know and understand "all his decrees from eternity," do not comprehend this complicated piece of metaphysics, shall the middling and the labouring classes of the people of this country, as well as those nations who never heard of it, "without doubt everlastingly "perish?" I think Mrs. Hannah, as she knows several senators, and pretends to have great influence, ought, in charity to them, to apply to 'move the "Omnipotence of Parliament" to pass an act of indemnity, to exempt, at least, his Majesty's subjects from the penalties of this creed. Let not Mrs. Hannah, who can reason maliciously when it serves her purpose, run away with and propagate the idea, that Sir Archibald is not orthodox. I have always been orthodox, and I am sure more so than she, or my brother Sir Abraham Elton, I am always, I hope, more charitable; and I am a steady and an invariable friend to the Hierarchy in the church, and royalty in the state, because...
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