The Works with His Lift by Allan Cunningham Volume 2

The Works with His Lift by Allan Cunningham Volume 2

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... Bigotry, on her last legs, Girnin', looks back, Wishin' the ten Egyptian plagues Wad seize you quick. Poor gapin', glowrin' Superstition, Waes me! she's in a sad condition; Fie I bring Black Jock, her state physician, To see her w-t-r. Alas! there's ground o' great suspicion She'll ne'er get better. Auld Orthodoxy lang did grapple, But now she's got an unco ripple; Haste, gie her name up i' the chapel, Nigh unto death; See, how she fetches at the thrapple, An' gasps for breath. Enthusiasm's past redemption, Gaen in a galloping consumption, Not a' the quacks, wi' a' their gumption, Will ever mend her. Her feeble pulse gies strong presumption Death soon will end her. 'Tis you and Taylor are the chief, Wha are to blame for this mischief, But gin the Lord's ain focks gat leave, A toom tar-barrel, An' twa red peats wad send relief, An"end the quarrel. The Essays of John Goudie are all but forgotten; not so the burning commentary of the Bard. To the English admirers of Burns it is perhaps necessary to say that the " Whigs," of whom the Essayist was the terror, were the Old Light portion of the Presbyterian kirk; men, ceremonious in their observances, austere in their conversation, and who accounted themselves Calvinists to the letter.--" These people inculcate," says a reverend biographer, " that the greatest sinner is the greatest favourite of heaven--that a reformed bawd is more acceptable to the Almighty than a pure virgin who has hardly ever transgressed, even in thought--that the lost sheep alone will be saved, and that the ninety-and-nine out of Dr. Taylor, of Norwich. the hundred will be left in the wilderness to perish...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510186
  • 9781236510181