A Catalogue of Westminster Records Deposited at the Town Hall, Caxton Street, in the Custody of the Vestry of St. Margaret & St. John

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Wightman & Company, Limited, 1900 - 260 páginas
 

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Página 5 - Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And ask them, what report they bore to heaven : And how they might have borne more welcome news.
Página 188 - Himself best knows : but strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere despair of surgery, he cures ; Hanging a golden stamp about their necks, Put on with holy prayers : and, 'tis spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction.
Página 16 - In Books lies the soul of the whole Past Time ; the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.
Página 78 - Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarcely can praise it, or blame it too much; Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.
Página 9 - ... findings of the court shall be entered in a book or books to be kept for that purpose, and known as the "Juvenile Record," and the court may for convenience be called the "Juvenile Court.
Página 37 - As a mere literary monument, the English version of the Bible remains the noblest example of the English tongue, while its perpetual use made it from the instant of its appearance the standard of our language.
Página 37 - No greater moral change ever passed over a nation than passed over England during the years which parted the middle of the reign of Elizabeth from the meeting of the Long Parliament [ie, about 1580 to about 1640]. England became the people of a book, and that book was the Bible.
Página 18 - Who builds a church to God, and not to Fame, Will never mark the marble with his name; Go, search it there, where to be born and die, Of rich and poor makes all the history; Enough, that virtue filled the space between; Proved, by the ends of being, to have been.
Página 7 - ALL the inventions that the world contains, Were not by reason first found out, nor brains ; But pass for theirs who had the luck to light Upon them by mistake or oversight.
Página 154 - Polity," as the best book, and the only one that made him a Christian, which puts me upon the buying of it, which I will do shortly. 30th (Lord's day). To church, where we observe the trade of briefs is come now up to so constant a course every Sunday, that we resolve to give no more to them.

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