On the revenues of the Church of England; exhibiting the rise and progress of ecclesiastical taxation

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Page 52 - List his discourse of war, and you shall hear A fearful battle render'd you in music: Turn him to any cause of policy, The Gordian knot of it he will unloose, Familiar as his garter...
Page 52 - Which is a wonder, how his grace should glean it, Since his addiction was to courses vain : His companies unletter'd, rude, and shallow; His hours fill'd up with riots, banquets, sports; And never noted in him any study, Any retirement, any sequestration From open haunts and popularity. ELY. The strawberry grows underneath the nettle; And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality...
Page v - Commentaries remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times ; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this, and such of them as are valid, derive all their force, and all their validity, and all their authority, mediately and immediately, from this original...
Page 70 - But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Page 52 - The courses of his youth promis'd it not. The breath no sooner left his father's body, But that his wildness, mortified in him, Seem'd to die too ; yea, at that very moment. Consideration like an angel came, + And whipp'd th' offending Adam out of him, Leaving his body as a paradise, To envelope and contain celestial spirits.
Page 28 - The temple and the village were deeply bosomed in a thick grove of laurels and cypresses, which reached as far as a circumference of ten miles, and formed in the most sultry summers a cool and impenetrable shade. A thousand Streams of the purest water, issuing from every hill, preserved the verdure of the earth, and the temperature of the air...
Page 143 - ... fructify to their eternal salvation: He exhorts the king to invade Ireland, in order to extirpate the vice and wickedness of the natives, and oblige them to pay yearly, from every house, a penny to the see of Rome: He gives him entire right and authority over the island, commands all the inhabitants to obey him as their sovereign, and invests with full power all such godly instruments as he should think proper to employ in an enterprise thus calculated for the glory of God and the salvation of...
Page 17 - And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
Page xi - At the first establishment of parochial clergy the tithes of the parish were distributed in a fourfold division, — one for the use of the bishop, another for maintaining the fabric of the church, a third for the poor, and the fourth to provide for the incumbent.
Page 27 - ... the Grecian artists. The Deity was represented in a bending attitude, with a golden cup in his hand, pouring out a libation on the earth; as if he supplicated the venerable mother to give to his arms the cold and beauteous Daphne...

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