An Old England's Worthies; A Gallery of Portraits from Authentic Copies, of the Most Eminent Statesmen, Lawyers, Warriors, Men of Letters and Science

An Old England's Worthies; A Gallery of Portraits from Authentic Copies, of the Most Eminent Statesmen, Lawyers, Warriors, Men of Letters and Science

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... be sold for many a pound, and given to the poor?" He dwells strongly on the necessity of moderation in diet, but admits that no rule can be laid down to suit all; for " that quantity of ruin will make a clay ground drunk which will scarce quench the thirst of a sandy country." There is along with this homely and plain-spoken munner of denouncing ill practices an abundance of more directly theological instruction, and it is evident from ever so slight a perusal of these or of bis later sermons, that he was a man of real piety. It must not be supposed that his sermons were generally so overlaid with wit. Even in the collection from which we have quoted there are some sufficiently free from it; and as the times became more serious his sermons became more unmistakeably in earnest, though even in the gravest of them, as in the most serious of his later productions, it must be confessed there are symptoms of at least a hankering after the humorous. Still they were distinguished by his gentleness and kindliness of temper. They stand, indeed, almost alone among those of that day for their anxious avoidance of all intolerance of spirit. As his biographer tells us, "he was wholly conversant during the broils and dissensions of the clergy, in the thought and considerations of that text: Let your moderation be known unto all men." It was his opinion, as he wrote at the time, that "Our English pulpits, for these last eighteen years, have had in them too much caninal anger vented by snapping and snarling spirits on both sides;" and then he pointed in a prophetic spirit to the text, "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." Among his other efforts he delivered...show more

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  • Paperback | 632 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,111g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575814
  • 9781236575814