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" ... very uneasy for the situation of the preacher. For I could not conceive how he would be able to let his audience down from the height to which he had wound them, without impairing the solemnity and dignity of his subject, or perhaps shocking them... "
The Letters of the British Spy - Page 83
by William Wirt - 1805 - 128 pages
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The Connecticut evangelical magazine, Volume 6

1805
...feelings, he raised his handkerchief to his eyes, and burst into a loud and irresistible flood of grief. The first sentence with which he broke the awful silence,...Rousseau : " Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ diedlike a God! !" Never before did I completely understand what Demosthenes meant by laying...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 1

1804
...solemnity and dignity of his subject, or perhaps shocking them by the abruptness ;>f the fall. but.. ..no: the descent was as beautiful and sublime, as the elevation...broke the awful silence was a quotation from Rousseau j " Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ like a God ! ! 1" I despair of gi v ing you...
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The British Spy, Or, Letters to a Member of the British Parliament: Written ...

William Wirt - United States - 1804 - 105 pages
...and dignity" of the subject, or perhaps snocking them bv the abruptness of the G fall. But — no : the descent was as beautiful and sublime, as the elevation had been rapid and enthusiastick. The first sentence with which he broke the awful silence was a quotation from Rousseau...
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The History of South-Carolina: From Its First Settlement in 1670 ..., Volume 2

David Ramsay - Electronic books - 1809 - 602 pages
...shocking them by the abruptness '• of the fell. But, no ; the descent was as beautiful and sub• ' lime as the elevation had been -rapid and enthusiastic....first sentence with which he broke the awful silence, -wcs a " quotation front Rousseau : " Socrates died like a philoso" phcr, but Jesus Christ like a God."...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...situation ef the preacher. For I could not conceive, how he would be able to let his audience down from the height to which he had wound them, without impairing...enthusiastic. The first sentence with which he broke the awful sf*lence, was a quotation from Rousseau : " Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ, like...
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The pulpit; or, A biographical and literary account of eminent ..., Volume 2

Garnet Terry - 1812
...solemnity and dignity of his subject, or perhaps shocking them by the abruptness of the fall. But — no : the descent was as beautiful and sublime as the elevation...Rousseau : " Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ like a God !" ' I despair of giving you any idea of the effect produced by this short sentence,...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - American essays - 1813 - 186 pages
...solemnity and dignity of his subject, or perhaps shocking them by the abruptness of the fall. But — no: the descent was as beautiful and sublime, as the elevation...Rousseau: "Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus "Christ, like a God!" I despair of giving you any idea of the effect produced by this short sentence,...
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The New evangelical magazine and theological review, Volume 1

1815
...subject, or perhaps shocking them by the abruptness of the fall. But — no: the descent was as beantiful and sublime as the elevation had been rapid and enthusiastic...which he broke the awful silence, was a quotation from Rousseuu : " Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ like a God !" I despair of giving you...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - Virginia - 1829 - 224 pages
...solemnity and dignity of his subject, or perhaps shocking them by the abruptness of the fall. Hut—no: the descent was as beautiful and sublime, as the elevation had been rapid and enthusiastick. The first sentence, with which he broke the awful silence, was a quotation from Rousseau...
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The Republican Compiler: Comprising a Series of Scientific, Descriptive ...

Electronic books - 1818 - 263 pages
...solemnity and dignity of his subject, or perhaps shocking them by the abruptness of the fall. But — no : the descent was as beautiful and sublime as the elevation...Rousseau : " Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ like a God !" I despair of giving you any idea of the effect produced by thisshortsentence.unlessyou...
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