The works of the Rev. Sydney Smith

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Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1854 - 480 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 113 - the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives loose to the worst of passions; and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his morals and manners
Pàgina 93 - Holy Ghost witn°sseth, in every city, that bonds and afflictions abide me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Pàgina 373 - the possibility of the House of Lords preventing ere long a reform of Parliament, I hold it to be the most absurd notion that .ever entered into human imagination. I do not mean to be disrespectful, but the attempt of the lords to stop the progress of reform, reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of
Pàgina 141 - 1 What new substances have their chemists discovered! or what old ones have they analyzed! What new constellations have been discovered by the telescopes of Americans! What have they done in the mathematics! Who drinks out of American glasses! or eats from American plates? or wears American coats or gowns! or sleeps in American blankets'!
Pàgina 3 - the elevated residence of the then Mr. Jeffrey. I proposed that we should set up a Review ; this was acceded to with acclamation. I was appointed Editor, and remained long enough in Edinburgh to edit the first number of the Edinburgh Review. The motto I proposed for the Review was,
Pàgina 113 - and cruelty has no other limit than fear. "'There must doubtless," says Mr. Jefferson, 'be an unhappy influence on the manners of the people produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between mas* Mr. Fearon mentions a
Pàgina 63 - such privileges in the exercise of their religion, as they did enjoy in the time of Charles II.: and the King promises upon the meeting of Parliament, "to endeavor to procure for them such further security in that particular, as may preserve them from any
Pàgina 3 - We cultivate literature upon a little oatmeal." But this was too near the truth to be admitted, and so we took our present grave motto from Publias Syrus, of whom none of us had, I am sure, ever read a single
Pàgina 219 - And now, sir, as it is frequently the custom in this house to end with a quotation, • and as the gentleman who preceded me in the debate has anticipated me in my favourite quotation of the 'Strong pull and the long pull,' I shall end with the memorable words of the assembled Barons
Pàgina 113 - unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it; for man is an

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