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His example was confined , by the sequestered place of bis abode , to the
observation of few , though his prudence and virtue would have made it valuable
to all who could have known it . These few particulars , which I knew myself , or
He observed , that the established clergy in general did not preach plain enough
; and that polished periods and glittering sentences flew over the heads of the
common people , without any impression upon their hearts . Something might be
Of Dr . Kennicott ' s Collations , he observed , that though the text should not be
much mended thereby , yet it was no small advantage to know , that we had has
good a text as the most consummate industry and diligence could procure .
He observed , it was a most mortifying reflection for any man to consider , what he
had done , compared with what he might have done . ' “ He said few people had
intellectual resources sufficient to forego the pleasures of wine . They could not ...
When the corn laws were in agitation in Ireland , by which that country has been
enabled not only to feed itself , but to export corn to a large amount ; Sir Thomas
Robinson observed , that those laws might be prejudicial to the corn trade of ...
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