A Summary of Modern History

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Macmillan, 1847 - Europe - 403 pages

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Page 157 - And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand : and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
Page 280 - Some have evidently laboured to bring in an English, though not a Roman, Popery ; I mean not only the outside and dress of it, but equally absolute, a blind dependence of the people upon the clergy, and of the clergy upon themselves, and have opposed the Papacy beyond the seas that they might settle one beyond the water [Lambeth].
Page 141 - I confess, that if I were called upon to name what spirit of evil predominantly deserved the name of Antichrist, I should name the spirit of chivalry — the more detestable for the very guise of the " Archangel ruined," which has made it so seductive to the most generous spirits — but to me so hateful, because it is in direct opposition to the impartial justice of the Gospel, and its comprehensive feeling of equal brotherhood, and because it so fostered a...
Page 291 - Memoirs of the Peers of England during the reign of James the First...
Page 42 - I mean, that modern history appears to be not only a step in advance of ancient history, but the last step ; it appears to bear marks of the fulness of time, as if there would be no future history beyond it.
Page 356 - Chivalry is only a name for that general Spirit or state of mind, which disposes men to Heroic and Generous actions; and keeps them conversant with all that is Beautiful and Sublime in the Intellectual and Moral world.
Page 5 - Never may from our souls one truth depart — That an accursed thing it is to gaze On prosperous tyrants with a dazzled eye...
Page 57 - But not the wildest extravagance of atheistic wickedness in modern times can go farther than the sophists of Greece went before them ; whatever audacity can dare and subtilty contrive to make the words
Page 190 - ... hills rises to its summit, and hides from view all the country behind it. Those towers are the forts of the famous lines, which, curiously resembling in shape the later Syracusan walls enclosing...
Page 67 - When you are assembled, and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 'you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

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