The Grounds & Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy and Religion Enquired Into: In a Letter Written to R.L.

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R. Holt, 1685 - 160 pages
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Page 97 - Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden ; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day ; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
Page 159 - To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness ; 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works.
Page 107 - Sermons, hung up behind the door, with a few broken girts, two or three yards -of whipcord, and perhaps a saw and a hammer, to prevent dilapidations. " Now, what may not a Divine do, though but of ordinary parts, and unhappy education, with such learned helps and assistances as these ? No vice surely durst stand before him, nor heresie affront him.
Page 112 - What a becoming thing is it for him that serves at the Altar, to fill the dung-cart in dry weather, and to heat the oven, and pull hemp in wet! And what a pleasant sight...
Page 23 - With all my heart ; so that they may not be called down from their studies to say grace to every health ; that they may have a little better wages than the cook or butler ; as also that there be a groom in the house, besides the chaplain (for sometimes, to the ten pounds a. year, they crowd the looking after a couple of geldings...
Page 34 - ... particularly in them. Now we know the language that the very learned part of this nation must trust to live by, unless it be to make a bond or prescribe a purge (which possibly may not oblige or work so well in any other language as Latin) is the English. . . . And...
Page 112 - Oh, how prettily and temperately may half a score children be maintained with almost twenty pounds per annum ! What a handsome shift a poor, ingenious, and frugal divine will make, to take it by turns, and wear a cassock one year, and a pair of breeches another...
Page 104 - Study, towards the latter end of the week : for you must know, Sir, there are very few Texts of Scripture that can be divided, at soonest, before Friday night ; and some there be, that will never be divided but upon Sunday morning, and that not very early, but either a little before they go, or in the going, to church. I say, suppose the Gentleman gets thus into his Study, one may very...
Page 40 - ... [joking], and such delicacies of Wit, highly admired in some Academic Exercises, might not be very conveniently omitted ? For one may desire but to know this one thing : In what Profession shall that sort of Wit prove of advantage ? As for Law, where nothing but the most reaching subtility and the closest arguing is allowed of ; it is not to be imagined that blending now and then a piece of a dry verse, and wreathing here and there an odd Latin Saying into a dismal jingle, should give Title to...

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