Two Orations Against Taking Away Human Life Under Any Circumstances: And in Explanation, and Defence of the Misrepresented Doctrine of Non-resistance ...

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Pagina 22 - Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy: but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you...
Pagina 15 - Ridicule, of the best that could be commanded, has been already tried against him; but it could not avail. What was the wit of a thousand wits to him ? The cry of a thousand choughs assaulting that old cliff of granite : seen from the summit, these, as they winged the midway air, showed scarce so gross as beetles, and their cry was seldom even audible.
Pagina 11 - And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
Pagina 52 - Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Pagina 17 - The autobiography of Richter, which extends only to his twelfth year, is one of the most interesting studies of a true poet's childhood ever given to the world.
Pagina 15 - The work presents the most profound ideas in a simple and attractive form. The discussion of these principles, which in their primitive abstraction are so repulsive to most minds, is carried on, through the medium of a slight fiction, with considerable dramatic effect. We become interested in the final opinions of the subjects of the tale, as we do in the catastrophe of a romance. A slender thread of narrative is made to sustain the most weighty arguments on the philosophy of religion; but the conduct...
Pagina 6 - The general manner of treating the subject and arranging the chapters, sections, and parts of the argument, indicates consummate dialectical skill ; while the style is clear, the expression direct, and the author's openness in referring to his sources of information, and stating his conclusions in all their simplicity, is candid and exemplary It not only surpasses all its predecessors of its kind in learning, acuteness, and thorough investigation, but it is marked by a serious and earnest spirit.
Pagina 8 - The Log Cabin; or the World before You. By the Author of " Three experiments of Living," " Sketches of the Old Painters,
Pagina 13 - He exhibits the extensive and profound erudition, the historical faculty of bringing past and remote states of society near, and projecting the present into the distance; and the philosophical insight into the distinguishing features of individuals, communities, and epochs, which so favourably characterize the recent historiography of the Germans.
Pagina 20 - Science,' appears to us the most striking and luminous exposition we have seen of the condition of the Roman church, and of its unavailing hostility to the progress of mankind. Our space precludes the possibility of quoting the whole, or we should do so with great pleasure. It delineates, in vivid colours, the history of Galileo, his character, his discoveries, his philosophical protest against the theology of Rome, the horrible persecutions which he suffered, and his effects upon the ecclesiastical...

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