The legend of The velvet cushion [of J.W. Cunningham] in a ser. of letters, by Jeremiah Ringletub


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Pagina 161 - divine Master, and was a perfect shape most glorious to look on : but when he ascended, and his apostles after him were laid asleep, there straight arose a wicked race of deceivers, who, as that story goes of the Egyptian Typhon with his conspirators, how they dealt with the good
Pagina 164 - Whereas, the particular forms of divine worship, and the rites and ceremonies appointed to be used therein, being things, in their own nature, indifferent and alterable, and so acknowledged; it is but reasonable that upon weighty and important considerations, according to the various exigencies of times and occasions, such changes
Pagina 212 - What numbers of faithful and free-born Englishmen and good Christians have been constrained to forsake their dearest home, their friends, and kindred, whom nothing but the wide ocean and the savage deserts of America could hide and shelter from the fury of the bishops ! O sir, iF we could but see the shape of
Pagina 21 - dwell with men on the earth ? behold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!
Pagina 129 - the church an engine, or even an ally of the state, converting it into the means of strengthening or diffusing influence, or regarding it as a support of regal, in opposition to popular forms of government, have served only to debase the institution, and to introduce into it numerous corruptions and abuses."*
Pagina 111 - The Gothic arches, the solemn light" were wanting, but there was the presence of Him, who has said, " where two or three are met together in my name, there am I
Pagina 38 - by the bread and wine.) A. The body and blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful iu the Lord's Supper.
Pagina 163 - and proportional): this is the golden rule in theology as well as in arithmetic, and makes up the best harmony in a Church ; not the forced and outward union of cold, and neutral, and inwardly divided minds.
Pagina 225 - King or Parliament, we owe that happy establishment, out of which both King and Parliament were regenerated. From that great principle of liberty have originated the statutes, confirming and ratifying the establishment, from which your majesty derives your right to rule over us ; those statutes have not given us our
Pagina 135 - in selecting a particular set of Christians, and in worrying them, as a boy worries a puppy dog : it is an amusement in which all the young English are brought up from their earliest days. I like the idea of saying to men who use a different hassock from me, that till they change their

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