The Miscellaneous Works of John Hildrop, Volume 2

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Charles Rivington, 1754 - Ethics

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Page 140 - But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
Page 261 - And I beseech you to consider, that though our Saviour said, He judged no man, and to testify it, would not judge nor divide the inheritance betwixt the two brethren, nor would judge the woman taken in adultery ; yet in this point of the church's rights...
Page 257 - I cannot but testify how, being in Germany, I was exceedingly scandalized to see the poor stipendiary ministers of the reformed churches there, despised and neglected by reason of their poverty, being otherwise very grave and learned men. I am afraid this is a part of the burthen of Germany, which ought to be a warning to us.
Page 195 - I have heard) that when the bill had stuck long in the lower house and could get no passage, he commanded the commons to attend him in the forenoon in his gallery, where he let them wait till late in the afternoon, and then coming out of his chamber, walking a turn or two among them, and looking- angrily on them, first on the one side and then on the other at last,
Page 261 - And though you and myself were born in an age of frailties, when the primitive piety and care of the Church's lands and immunities are much decayed ; yet, Madam, let me beg that you...
Page 264 - Levite's portion, I beseech you, and to the approaching ruins of His Church, as you expect comfort at the Last Great Day ; for kings must be judged. Pardon this affectionate plainness, my most dear sovereign, and let me beg to be still continued in your favour ; and the Lord still continue you in His.
Page 260 - I beseech your Majesty to hear me with patience, and to believe that your's and the Church's safety are dearer to me than my life, but my conscience dearer than both : and therefore give me leave to do my duty, and tell you, that Princes are deputed nursing Fathers of the Church, and owe it a protection ; and therefore God forbid that you should be so much as passive in her...
Page 221 - HEAR THEREFORE, O YE KINGS, AND UNDERSTAND; LEARN, YE that be judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, ye that rule the people, and glory in the multitude of nations. For power is given you of the Lord, and sovereignty from the Highest, who shall try your works, and search out your counsels.
Page 262 - Charta shall find, that as all your predecessors were at their coronation, so you also were sworn before all the nobility and bishops then present, and in the presence of God, and in his stead to him that anointed you, to maintain the church lands, and the rights belonging to it ; and this testified openly at the holy altar, by laying your hands on the Bible then lying upon it.
Page 140 - Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

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