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" He was once a man, and some little name, but of no worth, as his present unparalleled case makes but too manifest ; for, by the immediate hand of an avenging God, his very thinking substance has, for more than seven years, been continually wasting away,... "
Anecdotes, Religious, Moral, and Entertaining: Alphabetically Arranged and ... - Page 254
by Charles Buck - 1841 - 514 pages
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1813 - 518 pages
...of the author, who is the first heing of the kind, and yet whhout a name. He was once a man, and of some little name ; but of no worth, as his present...God, his very thinking substance has for more than ceven years been continually wasting away, till it is wholly perished out of him, if it be not utterly...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1813 - 504 pages
...of the author, who ii the first being of the kind, and yet wi hout a name. He was once a man, and of some little name ; but of no worth, as his present unparalleled case makes bat too manifest: for, by the immediate hand of an avenging God, his very thinking substance has for...
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The Works of Thomas Reid ...: With Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 4

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1815 - 474 pages
...hand of God for his sins, his very thinking substanee has, for more than seven years, been eontinually wasting away, till it is wholly perished out of him, if it be not utterly eome to nothing." And, having heard of her Majesty's eminent piety, he begs the aid of her prayers....
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 4

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816 - 782 pages
...,md of fome little name ; but of no worth, as his prefent unparalleled safe makes but too mamfcft : for by the immediate hand of an avenging God, his very thinking fubftance hisfor more th.in 7 years been continually wafting away, till it is wholly perifhed out of...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 48

England - 1840 - 876 pages
...nothing left to him but animal life in common with brutes ; and thus he informs her Majesty, " That by the immediate hand of an avenging God, his very...perished out of him, if it be not utterly come to nothing ?" Such is the disease of an overwrought mind ; and this one refuge or escape for the unsound part,...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 14

1824 - 494 pages
...Tindal, but prefixed to it a most extraordinary dedication to Queen Caroline, in which he says, " that by the immediate hand of an avenging God, his very...out of him, if it be not utterly .come to nothing." The cause of this very extraordinary insanity is thus related by Dr. Percival. " Mr. Brown and another...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 4

1840 - 520 pages
...his case, and imploring her commiseration. He says, speaking of himself, " He was once a man, and of some little name, but of no worth, as his present...for by the immediate hand of an avenging God, his thinking substance has, for more than seven years, been continually wasting away, till it is wholly...
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The British Essayists: Adventurer

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823 - 650 pages
...the first being of the kind, and yet without a name. ' He was once a man ; and of some little name 5 but of no worth, as his present unparalleled case...hand of an avenging God, his very thinking substance hag for more than SBven years been continually wasting away, till it is wholly perished out of him,...
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Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind: To which are Added, An Essay on ...

Thomas Reid - Act (Philosophy). - 1827 - 706 pages
...Caroline, wherein he mentions, " That he was once a man, but, by the immediate hand of God, for his sins, his very thinking substance has, for more than seven...out of him, if it be not utterly come to nothing." And, having heard of her Majesty's eminent piety, he begs the aid of her prayers. The book was published...
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The Christian Spectator, Volume 1

Theology - 1827 - 684 pages
...of his book to queen Elizabeth, declaring, with the utmost sincerity and distressing anguish, that " by the immediate hand of an avenging God, his very...wasting away, till it is wholly perished out of him ;" we cannot but smile at the strange delusion : — rather, we might have said, we cannot but weep...
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