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And because of late came to my hand a book of the said Cato in French, which
rehearseth many a fair learning and notable examples, I have translated it out of
French into English, as all along hereafter shall appear, which I present unto the
If there be any persons desirous of appearing most favourable to the truth, they
only venture an opinion, that forgiveness should be extended to the error and
imprudence of ignorant people. For this is the language of these moderate men, ...
But however they may laugh at its uncertainty, if they were called to seal their
own doctrine with their blood and lives, it would appear how much they value it.
Very different is our confidence, which dreads neither the terrors of death, nor
What appears to be practiced by many soon obtains the force of a custom. And
human affairs have scarcely ever been in so good a state as for the majority to be
pleased with things of real excellence. From the private vices of multitudes, ...
Yet shall we in patience possess our souls, and wait for the mighty hand of the
Lord, which undoubtedly will in time appear, and show itself armed for the
deliverance of the poor from their affliction, and for the punishment of their
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