Elements of Rhetoric: Comprising the Substance of the Article in the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana with Additions, &c

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James Munroe, 1848 - Exposition (Rhetoric) - 347 pages

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Page 340 - Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness ; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father ; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy.
Page 340 - And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God ; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands...
Page 230 - We came to our journey's end — at last—- with no small difficulty — after much fatigue — through deep roads— ^ and bad weather.
Page 342 - ... for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me ; TA General Confession to be said by the whole Congregation after the Minister; all kneeling.
Page 230 - At last, after much fatigue, through deep roads, and bad weather, we came, with no small difficulty, to our journey's end.
Page 217 - To avoid therefore the evils of inconstancy and versatility, ten thousand times worse than those of obstinacy and the blindest prejudice, we have consecrated the state, that no man should approach to look into its defects or corruptions but with due caution...
Page 218 - By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country who are prompt rashly to hack that aged parent in pieces and put him into the kettle of magicians, in hopes that by their poisouous weeds and wild incantations they may regenerate the paternal constitution and renovate their father's life.
Page 114 - IF you should see a flock of pigeons in a field of corn; and if (instead of each picking where and what it liked, taking just as much as it wanted, and no more) you should see ninety-nine of them gathering all they got into a heap ; reserving nothing for themselves but the chaff and the refuse; keeping this heap for one, and that the weakest, perhaps worst...
Page 248 - Any composition in verse (and none that is not) is always called, whether good or bad, a poem, by all who have no favourite hypothesis to maintain.
Page 119 - Now you solicit my pride, without which I had never been able to understand the word. You say, ' It is for my interest.' Now you bespeak my self-love. ' It is for the public good.' Now you rouse my patriotism. ' It will relieve the miserable.

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