The Life and Errors of John Dunton, Citizen of London: With the Lives and Characters of More Than a Thousand Contemporary Divines and Other Persons of Literary Eminence, Volume 2

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J. Nichols, 1818 - Booksellers and bookselling - 773 pages

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Page 507 - It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
Page 643 - There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour.
Page 627 - Verily I say unto you. Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Page 655 - Queen Mary having dealt severely with the Protestants in England, about the latter end of her reign, signed a commission for to take the same course with them in Ireland ; and, to execute the same with greater force, she nominates Dr. Cole one of the commissioners. This doctor coming with the commission to Chester on his journey, the mayor of that city hearing that her Majesty was sending a messenger into Ireland, and he being a churchman, waited on the doctor, who in a discourse with the mayor taketh...
Page 585 - Romans, to be sewed into a bag with an ape, a dog and a serpent. The first work, therefore, that a man must do to make himself capable of the good of solitude is the very eradication of all lusts, for how is it possible for a man to enjoy himself while his affections are tied to things without himself?
Page 667 - His preaching much, but more his practice wrought; (A living sermon of the truths he taught); For this by rules severe his life he squared, That all might see the doctrine which they heard.
Page 655 - Chester, on his journey, the mayor of that city, hearing that her Majesty was sending a messenger into Ireland, and he being a church-man, waited on the doctor, who, in discourse with the mayor, taketh out of a cloak-bag a leather box, saying unto him — " Here is a commission that shall lash the Heretics of Ireland ;" calling the Protestants by that title.
Page 610 - ... that what is bred in the bone will never out of the flesh, and no doubt but this love was bred in the bone, even in the jaw-bone.
Page 684 - Sweden, would before the beginning of a battle kneel down devoutly, at the head of his army, and pray to God, the giver of victory, to give them success against their enemies, which commonly was the event ; and that he was as careful also to return thanks to God for the victory. But solemn prayer in the field upon a day of training, I never knew but in New England, where it seems it is a common custom. About three of the clock, both our exercise and prayers being over, we had a very noble dinner,...
Page 533 - T has ever been the top of my desires, The utmost height to which my wish aspires, That Heaven would bless me with a small estate, Where I might find' a close obscure retreat ; There, free from noise and all ambitious ends, Enjoy a few choice books, and fewer friends, Lord of myself, accountable to none, But to my conscience, and my God alone : There live unthought of, and unheard of die, And grudge mankind my very memory.