Memoirs of a Traveller, Now in Retirement, Volume 5

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R. Phillips, 1806 - Europe

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Page 180 - when we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord; but when we are absent from the body, we are present with the Lord:
Page 116 - ... insecurity to the public, that flowed from such his indulgence. And then he restrained himself from pardoning either murders or highway robberies, and quickly discerned the fruits of his severity by a wonderful reformation of those enormities.
Page 147 - This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God...
Page 118 - ... himself. This made him more irresolute than the conjuncture of his affairs would admit ; if he had been of a rougher and more imperious nature he would have found more respect and duty. And his not applying some severe cures to approaching evils proceeded from the lenity of his nature, and the tenderness of his conscience, which, in all cases of blood, made him choose the softer way, and not hearken to severe counsels, how reasonably soever urged.
Page 118 - To conclude, he was the worthiest gentleman, the best master, the best friend, the best husband, the best father, and the best Christian, that the age in which he lived produced.
Page 116 - But it will not be unnecessary to add a short character of his person, that posterity may know the inestimable loss which the nation then underwent, in being deprived of a prince, whose example would have had a greater influence upon the manners and piety of the nation, than the most strict laws can have.
Page 117 - ... too long in giving, which made those to whom he gave less sensible of the benefit. He kept state to the full, which made his Court very orderly, no man presuming to be seen in a place where he had no pretence to, be.
Page 237 - I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob ; now God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Page 119 - And if he were not the greatest king, if he were without some parts and qualities which have made some kings great and happy, no other prince was ever unhappy who was possessed of half his virtues and endowments, and so much without any kind of vice.
Page 21 - Des flatteurs , des valets , des plaisants détestables, Des jeunes gens d'un ton, d'une stupidité!.. Des femmes d'un caprice, et d'une fausseté!.. Des prétendus esprits souffrir la suffisance , Et la grosse...

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