An Historical Account of My Own Life: With Some Reflections on the Times I Have Lived In. (1671-1731.)

H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1829

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Página 396 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Página 99 - He could never fix his thoughts, nor govern his estate, tho' then the greatest in England. He was bred about the King : And for many years he had a great ascendent over him : But he spake of him to all persons with that contempt, that at last he drew a lasting disgrace upon himself. And he at length ruined both body and mind, fortune and reputation equally. The madness of vice appeared in his person in very eminent instances ; since at last he became contemptible and poor, sickly, and sunk in his...
Página 231 - Heidelberg, nor the articles of the church of England, no, nor the harmony of protestant confessions : but that wherein they all agree, and which they all subscribe with a greater harmony, as a perfect rule of faith and actions ; that is, the BIBLE. The BIBLE, I say, the BIBLE ONLY is the religion of protestants...
Página 287 - Christ ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and the glory of his power, when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired by all them that believe.
Página 228 - God ; this deifying our own interpretations and tyrannous enforcing them upon others ; this restraining of the word of God from that latitude and generality, and the understandings of men from that liberty wherein Christ and the apostles left them, is and hath been the only fountain of all the schisms of the church, and that which makes them immortal...
Página 230 - Trent.' so accordingly, on the other side, by the religion of Protestants I do not understand the doctrine of Luther, or Calvin, or Melancthon, nor the confession of Augsburg, or Geneva, nor the catechism of Heidelberg, nor the articles of the church of England — no, nor the harmony of Protestant confessions ; but that wherein, they all agree, and which they all subscribe with a greater harmony, as a perfect rule of faith and action, that is, the Bible.
Página 230 - Know then, Sir, that when I say the religion of protestants is in prudence to be preferred before yours, as, on the one side, I do not understand by your religion the doctrine of Bellarmine, or Baronius, or any other private man amongst you ; nor the doctrine of the Sorbonne, or of the Jesuits, or of the Dominicans, or of any other particular company among you, but that wherein you all agree, or profess to agree — the doctrine of the council of Trent ; so accordingly, on the other side, by the...
Página 227 - ... all necessary truths are plainly and evidently set down in scripture, there would of necessity be among all men, in all things necessary, unity of opinion ? and, notwithstanding any other differences that are or could be, unity of communion, and charity, and mutual toleration ? by which means all schism and heresy would be banished the world, and those wretched contentions which now rend and tear in pieces, not the coat, but the members and bowels of Christ, which mutual pride, and tyranny, and...
Página 308 - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting : for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Página 66 - ... such a prodigious act of providence, as God hath scarce vouchsafed to any nation, since he led his own chosen people through the Red sea.

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