The Free-thinker, Volumen1

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A collection of essays by Dr. Boulter, Richard West, Dr. Gilbert Burnet, Henry Stephens, and Ambrose Philips.
 

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Página 226 - Gainst form and order they their power employ, Nothing to build and all things to destroy. But far more numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. These out of mere instinct, they knew not why, Adored their fathers...
Página 103 - The good father, replied his friend, may fit you for a monastery by his lessons, but never for an army and the rules of a court. In a word, continued he, if you do not call the colonel to an account, you will be branded with the infamy of cowardice, and have your commission taken from you.
Página 206 - I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; when I went out to the gate through the city; when I prepared my seat in the street: the young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
Página 33 - ... than to see the two pretended mourners bend down the arms, which were before extended, and dispose them upon the trunk, in such a manner as is usual in corpses. " The body, being taken down from the cross, was received in a fair large winding sheet, and carried down from Calvary ; the whole company attending, as before, to the stone of unction.
Página 31 - Amongst the other crucifixes there was one of a very large size, which bore upon it the image of our Lord, as big as the life. The image was fastened to it with great nails, crowned with thorns, besmeared with blood ; and so exquisitely was it formed, that it represented in a very lively manner the lamentable spectacle of our Lord's body, as it hung upon the cross.
Página 31 - The image was fastened to it with great nails, crowned with thorns, besmeared with blood ; and so exquisitely was it formed, that it represented in a very lively manner the lamentable spectacle of our Lord's body as it hung upon the cross. This figure was carried all along in the head of the procession, after which the company followed to all the sanctuaries in the church, singing their appointed hymn at every one. The first place they visited...
Página 103 - A brutal officer upon some dispute, insulted him with a blow. The gallant youth never so much as offered to resent it. A person who was his friend, took an opportunity to talk with him that evening alone upon his behaviour, which he told him was too tame, especially in a soldier. "Is there, then," said the young African, "one revelation for soldiers, and another for merchants and gownmen?
Página 33 - From hence they removed to the adjoining altar, where the cross is supposed to have been erected, bearing the image of our Lord's body. At this altar is a hole in the natural rock, said to be the very same individual one in which the foot of our Lord's cross stood. Here they set up their cross with the bloody crucified image upon it; and leaving it in that posture, they first...
Página 373 - Man, only from himself, can suffer wrong ; His reason fails, as his desires grow strong : Hence, wanting ballast, and too full of sail, He lies expos'd to every rising gale.
Página 29 - Latins, being more polite and exact in their functions than the other monks here refiding, and alfo our converfation being .chiefly with them, I will only defcribe their ceremonies, without taking notice of what was done by others, who did not fo much come under our obfervation.

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