History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Volume 2

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Halaman 169 - ... till by experience they found this for all parts very inconvenient, so as the thing which they had devised for a remedy did indeed but increase the sore which it should have cured. They saw that to live by one man's will became the cause of all men's misery.
Halaman 75 - A man may be a heretic in the truth ; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
Halaman 183 - Mortals, that would follow me, Love virtue; she alone is free. She can teach ye how to climb Higher than the sphery chime; Or, if Virtue feeble were, Heaven itself would stoop to her.
Halaman 76 - In the mean while, if they suffer themselves neither to be betrayed into their errors, nor kept in them by any sin of their will ; if they do their best endeavour to free themselves from all errors, and yet fail of it through human frailty ; so well am I persuaded of the goodness of God, that if in me alone should meet a confluence of all such errors of all the protestants in the world that were thus qualified, I should not be so much afraid of them all, as I should be to ask pardon for them.
Halaman 365 - Prospectus, giving detailed chapter-titles and specimen illustrations, mailed free on request. New York : D. APPLETON & CO., 72 Fifth Avenue. D. APPLETON & CO.'S PUBLICATIONS.
Halaman 162 - It is at least an historical fact that in the great majority of instances the early Protestant defenders of civil liberty derived their political principles chiefly from the Old Testament and the defenders of despotism from the New.
Halaman 255 - Christendom, enthralled by countless superstitions, had sunk into a deadly torpor, in which all love of enquiry and all search for truth were abandoned, the Jews were still pursuing the path of knowledge, amassing learning, and stimulating progress with the same unflinching constancy that they manifested in their faith. They were the most skilful physicians, the ablest financiers, and among the most profound philosophers; while they were only second to the Moors in the cultivation of natural science....
Halaman 367 - Meneval has brought the living Napoleon clearly before us in a portrait, flattering, no doubt, but essentially true to nature ; and he has shown us what the emperor really was— at the head of his armies, in his Council of State, as the ruler of France, as the lord of the continent— above all, in the round of his daily life, and in the circle of family and home.
Halaman 366 - Y OF THE PEOPLE *-* OF THE UNITED STATES, from the Revolution to the Civil War. By JOHN BACH MCMASTER. To be completed in six volumes. Vols. I, II, III, and IV now ready.
Halaman 45 - In Germany, at the time of the protestation of Spires, when the name of Protestant was ausumed, the Lutheran princes absolutely prohibited the Lration of mass within their dominions. In England a similar measure was passed as early as Edward VI.

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