Handbook to the Cathedrals of England: Western Division : with Illustrations

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John Murray, 1874 - Cathedrals - 351 pages
 

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Page 221 - He married my sisters with five pound, or twenty nobles apiece, so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours, and some alms he gave to the poor. And all this he did...
Page 220 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Page 59 - His abilities gave him an haughty confidence, which he disdained to conceal or mollify ; and his impatience of opposition disposed him to treat his adversaries with such contemptuous superiority, as made his readers commonly his enemies, and excited against the advocate the wishes of some who favoured the cause.
Page 59 - He was a man of vigorous faculties, a mind fervid and vehement, supplied by incessant and unlimited enquiry, with wonderful extent and variety of knowledge, which yet had not oppressed his imagination, nor clouded his perspicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught, together with a fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the scholar, the reasoner, and the wit.
Page 225 - Trinity," in answer to some parts of Locke'a Essay. [AD 1699 — 1717.] WILLIAM LLOYD, translated from Lichfield. In 1680 he had been consecrated to the see of St. Asaph, and was one of the seven bishops sent to the Tower by James II. He...
Page 58 - Julian," a discourse concerning the earthquake and fiery eruption which defeated the Emperor's attempt to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem. The...
Page 57 - I take it) to the Gate-house, where he got by his restraint what he could never have gained by his liberty ; namely, of one reputed popish, to become for a short time popular, as the only confessor suffering for not subscribing the canons.
Page 275 - Nothing but this principle, that they are liable to insanity equally at least with private persons, can account for the major part of those transactions of which we read in history.
Page 273 - Hall was one of eminent piety, but not much esteemed by the young wits of the University. He catechised at St. Toll's, near his College, every Lord's day evening, and I sometimes heard him. He could bring all the Catechism of the Westminster Assembly, out of the Catechism of the Church of England.
Page 277 - OTHERS HAD ESTABLISHED THE HISTORICAL AND PROPHETICAL GROUNDS OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, AND THAT SURE TESTIMONY OF ITS TRUTH WHICH IS FOUND IN ITS PERFECT ADAPTATION TO THE HEART OF MAN. IT WAS RESERVED FOR HIM TO DEVELOP ITS ANALOGY TO THE CONSTITUTION AND COURSE OF NATURE...

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