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" I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. "
The Catholic spectator, selector and monitor, or, Catholicon [formerly ... - Page 109
1815
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Help to the Reading of the Bible

Benjamin Elliott Nicholls - Bible - 1838 - 304 pages
...stands its ground in distress and temptation." Hooker says : " I hold it for a most infallible rule in exposition of Sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction will stand, the furthest from the letter is commonly the worst." The following are given as illustrations of the violations...
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Tracts for the Times, Volume 2, Part 1

1840 - 334 pages
...See Note P. at the end. For Hooker* well says, " I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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Unitarianism confuted: a series of lectures delivered in Christ Church ...

UNITARIANISM. - Unitarianism - 1839 - 826 pages
...the type. " I hold it," saith our own judicious Hooker, " for a most infallible rule in expositions of Sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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The Church Magazine, Volumes 3-4

Great Britain - 1841 - 880 pages
...spirit be cannot enter into the kingdom of God. I bold it for a must infallible rule in exposition of Scripture, that where a literal construction will...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which ehangcth the meaning of words,...
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Selections from the Fifth Book of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity

Richard Hooker - Church polity - 1839 - 420 pages
...hold for a most infallible rule in expositions 202 NECESSITY OF OUTWARD of sacred Scripture, that when a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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Scriptural views of holy baptism

Edward Bouverie Pusey - Baptism - 1839 - 420 pages
...OOD's WORD THE BEST. " rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal con" struction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly " the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licen" tious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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The British Magazine, Volume 18

1840 - 746 pages
...applicable to the one case as to the other — " I hold it for a most infallible rule, in expositions of sacred scripture, that where a literal construction...the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. Tliere \is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changelh tlte meaning...
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The British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and ..., Volume 18

Theology - 1840 - 744 pages
...applicable to the one case as to the other — " I hold it for a most infallible rule, in expositions of sacred scripture, that where a literal construction...the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. T/tere [ts nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning...
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Tracts for the Times, Volume 2

John Henry Newman, John Keble, Richard Hurrell Froude, William Palmer, Edward Bouverie Pusey, Isaac Williams - Oxford movement - 1840 - 702 pages
...GODS WORD THE BEST. " rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal con" struction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly " the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licen" tions and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker ..., Volume 2

Richard Hooker, Izaak Walton - Church polity - 1841 - 624 pages
...cannot enter into the king" dom of heaven." [2.] I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of \ sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, •which changeth the meaning of words,...
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