Biographiana, Volume 1

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J. Johnson, 1799 - Anecdotes - 631 pages

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Page 4 - And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
Page 99 - After dinner, the king called for Latimer, and, with a stern countenance, asked him, how he durst be so bold as to preach in this manner. He, falling on his knees, replied, that his duty to his God and to his prince had enforced him thereunto, and that he had merely discharged his duty and his conscience in what he had spoken, and that his life was in his majesty's hands.
Page 33 - What honour shall it be to us, or you, to break this monument, and to pull out of the ground the bones of HIM, whom, in his life...
Page 98 - Sabbath, and to make an apology for the offence he had given. After reading his text, the bishop thus began his sermon : — " Hugh Latimer, dost thou know before whom thou art this day to speak? To the high and mighty monarch, the king's most excellent majesty, who can take away thy life if thou offendest ; therefore, take heed that thou speakest not a word that may...
Page 55 - But if he had written everything in the most unexceptionable manner, I had no inclination to die for the sake of truth. Every man hath not the courage requisite to make a martyr ; and I am afraid that if I were put to the trial I should imitate St. Peter.
Page 207 - ... by his young friends for not living in the way they did (which would have completely put a...
Page 287 - Secute of all, but that alone — The noble tenants of the place My fears alarm, my quiet chase ; •Their piety without pretence, Their...
Page 199 - an opinion commonly received, that it is a foolifh thing to bring up a child at his- mother's-)- apron-firing. Her natural affeclion (however wife (lie may be) renders her too tender of her fon, and makes her cocker him too much. She is incapable of correcting his faults, and cannot bearto fee him fed hardly, and by chance, as he ought to be.

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