A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volumen3

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Robert Chambers
Blackie, 1853

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Página 77 - Sincerity, Thou first of virtues! let no mortal leave Thy onward path, although the earth should gape, And from the gulf of hell destruction cry, To take dissimulation's winding way.
Página 451 - For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of : for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel...
Página 69 - Blair says that every needless part of a sentence "interrupts the description and clogs the image ;" and again, that " long sentences fatigue the reader's attention." It is remarked by Lord Kaimes, that " to give the utmost force to a period, it ought, if possible, to be closed with the word that makes the greatest figure.
Página 412 - He thought he saw an unusual blaze of light fall upon the book while he was reading, which he at first imagined might happen by some accident in the candle ; but, lifting up his eyes, he apprehended, to his extreme amazement, that there was before him, as it were suspended in the air, a visible representation of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross, surrounded on all sides with a glory ; and was impressed, as if a voice or something equivalent to a voice had come to him, to this effect, (for he was...
Página 78 - I leave to my friend, Mr John Home, of Kilduff, ten dozen of my old claret, at his choice ; and one single bottle of that other liquor called port, I also leave to him six dozen of port, provided that he attests under his hand, signed John Hume, that he has himself alone finished that bottle at two sittings.
Página 412 - But it very accidentally happened, that he took up a religious book, which his good mother or aunt had, without his knowledge, slipped into his portmanteau. It was called, if I remember the title exactly, The Christian Soldier, or Heaven taken by Storm ; and was written by Mr Thomas Watson.
Página 413 - He rose in a tumult of passions not to be conceived, and walked to and fro in his chamber till he was ready to drop down in unutterable astonishment and agony of heart ; appearing to himself the vilest monster in the creation of God, who had all his lifetime been crucifying Christ afresh by his sins, and now saw, as he assuredly believed, by a miraculous vision, the horror of what he had done. With this was connected such a view both of the majesty and goodness of God, as caused him to loathe and...
Página 497 - Yes, I may love the music of strange tongues, And mould my heart anew to take the stamp Of foreign friendships in a foreign land...
Página 448 - The civil magistrate may not assume to himself the administration of the word and sacraments, or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven : yet he hath authority, and it is his duty, to take order that unity and peace be preserved in the Church, that the truth of God be kept pure and entire, that all blasphemies and heresies be suppressed, all corruptions and abuses in worship and discipline prevented or reformed, and all the ordinances of God duly SETTLED, administered, and observed.
Página 74 - Image of Shakespeare ! To this place I come To ease my bursting bosom at thy tomb ; For neither Greek nor Roman poet fired My fancy first, thee chiefly I admired ; And day and night revolving still thy page, I hoped, like thee, to shake the British stage ; But cold neglect is now my only mead, And heavy falls it on so proud a head.

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