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The Vicar of Llandovery, Or, Light from the Welshman's Candle [tr. from ...
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Page 207 - The death of Socrates, peaceably philosophizing with his friends, appears the most agreeable that could be wished for; that of Jesus, expiring in the midst of agonizing pains, abused, insulted, and accused by a whole nation, is the most horrible that could be feared.
Page 207 - What pre-possession, what blindness must it be to compare the son of Sophronicus to the son of Mary ! What an infinite disproportion there is between them ? Socrates dying without pain or ignominy, easily supported his character to the last ; and if his death, however easy, had not crowned his life, it might have been doubted whether Socrates, with all his wisdom, was any thing more than a vain sophist.
Page 176 - How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Page 206 - What sublimity in his maxims ! what profound wisdom in his discourses! What presence of mind, what subtlety, what truth in his replies ! How great the command over his passions ! Where is the man, where the philosopher, who could so live, and so die, without weakness, and without ostentation?
Page 191 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Honour thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Page 207 - Socrates, with all his wisdom, was any thing more than a vain sophist. He invented, it is said, the theory of morals. Others, however had before put them in practice ; he had only to say therefore what they had done, and to reduce their examples to precepts. Aristides had been just before Socrates defined justice ; Leonidas had given up his life for his country before Socrates declared patriotism to be a duty ; the Spartans were a sober people before Socrates recommended sobriety ; before he had...
Page 225 - Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
Page 179 - Elysian air. Then are they happy, when by length of time The scurf is worn away, of each committed crime; No speck is left of their habitual stains; But the pure aether of the soul remains.
Page 219 - God, to the heathen : and that it shall be left (as it ought to be left) to the minds of the persons whom God may call into the fellowship of His Son from among them, to assume for themselves such form of Church Government as to them shall appear most agreeable to the Word of God.