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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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Zebulun found for the Jews of England [a sermon, signed P.S.].

Peter Spencer - 1844 - 44 pages
...heterodoxy, but only used that means of interpretation which has always been esteemed in our church, viz. that " where a literal construction will stand, the...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst."* We must first go back to the last moments of the aged Jacob, when, full of the spirit of prophecy,...
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A Survey of the Holy Land: Its Geography, History, and Destiny

J. T. Bannister - Bible - 1844 - 650 pages
...the literal interpretation of prophecy, and adopted the principle laid down by the judicious Hooker, that " where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst," the expectation is rising that God's ancient people the Jews will shortly be gathered from the four...
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The History of Infant Baptism: Together with Mr. Gale's ..., Volume 2

William Wall - Baptism - 1844 - 636 pages
...extremity: and says on that account, ' I • hold it for a most infallible rale in expositions of • sabred Scripture, that where a literal construction • will stand, the farthest from the letter is com• monly the worst. - To hide the general con' sent of antiquity agreeing in the literal interpre•...
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Sermons for Sundays, festivals and fasts, contributed by ..., Volume 2, Part 3

Alexander Watson - 1845 - 612 pages
...time when their meaning began to be doubted, " I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst."1 This rule, I am assured, will commend itself at once to the understanding of all reasonable...
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Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, Volume 5

Douglas Jerrold - English periodicals - 1847 - 586 pages
...accomplished. Quoting from Hooker, he says : " 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." Proceeding on this principle, the author, after a very excellent preface, (with the exception of a...
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Good things to come: Being lectures delivered during Lent, 1847, at St ...

William Wollaston Pym - Bible - 1847 - 476 pages
...men of God ; and this takes place the more as our rule of scriptural interpretation is understood, " that, where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst." That they shall become universally received by the Church, we have no right or reason to expect, but...
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Letters to M. Gondon: On the Destructive Character of the Church of Rome ...

Christopher Wordsworth - 1847 - 368 pages
...for a most infallible rule in expositions of Sacred Scripture, that where a literal interpretation will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than the licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words...
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The Baptismal Reconciliation: With Fraternal Remarks on Dr. Halley's "Reply ...

Charles Stovel - Baptism - 1848 - 320 pages
...untortured meaning." For Hooker well says, ' I hold for it a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred scripture, that where a literal construction...the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst.' " || * Tract 67, p. 19. f Ibid. p. 24. J Ibid. p. 25. Ibid. p. 28. || Ibid. p. 29. In conformity...
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The Church of England sunday school quarterly magazine, Volumes 7-8

1854 - 482 pages
...by the admirable Richard Hooker : — " I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of the Sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this subtle and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words, as...
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The British Magazine, Volume 36

1849 - 768 pages
...consent the appellation of ihejudiciout Hooker; " I hold it fora 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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