Sancho, Or, the Proverbialist

Sancho, Or, the Proverbialist

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...pieces, cast her into the fiery kettle of reform, and pronounce over her certain incantations in a broad Scotch dialect of much imagined eflicacy in such cases. All intemperate assaults upon our colleges and halls are to be met by a confident appeal to the thousands of good and great men who have issued, and are perpetually issuing, from their gates. All such unmeasured hostility will merely provoke the hallowed indignation of multitudes, who have there first stooped to drink the cool stream of science--there first wandered in the groves of philosophythere, especially, first learned to worship the God of their fathers; first learned their guilt, and bowed before the Cross of a crucified Saviour; first learned their weakness, and cast themselves upon the-strength and goodness of God. With the enemies, then, -concealed or avowed, of these illustrious bodies, I desire to have neither part nor lot. But if there be any loving these groves of learning and wisdom like myself, who are disposed gently and reverently to address the sages who watch over them, and to call upon them to add, to " their sound learning," somewhat more of "religious education," I join hand and heart with these friendly monitors. I supplicate our instructors to hear and obey these salutary monitions; and I call upon God, wherever there is a single spot as yet lighted only by the dim and perishable star of human science, to shed upon it the holier lustre of purity and devotion. Having, in the honesty of my heart, said thus much, I return to my history. _Finding the strong passions so predominant in all quarters of the college, as to promise a large harvest of " warm friends," I thought it desirable to search for some person who more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980387
  • 9781236980380