Memoirs of a West-India Planter

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Hamilton, Adams, 1827 - 218 pagina's
 

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Pagina 10 - DIM as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wandering travellers, Is Reason to the soul : and as on high, Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Not light us here ; so Reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day. And as those nightly tapers disappear, When day's bright lord ascends our hemisphere ; So pale grows Reason at Religion's sight ; So dies, and so dissolves in supernatural light.
Pagina 143 - God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Pagina xxviii - Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Pagina 43 - ... doubted whether slavery can ever be supposed the natural condition of man. It is impossible not to conceive that men in their original state were equal ; and very difficult to imagine how one would be subjected to another but by violent compulsion. An individual may, indeed, forfeit his liberty by a crime ; but he cannot by that crime forfeit the liberty of his children.
Pagina 126 - MASTERS, give unto your servants that which is just and equal ; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
Pagina 28 - He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
Pagina 158 - ALTHOUGH in the visible Church the evil be ever mingled with the good, and sometimes the evil have chief authority in the ministration of the Word and Sacraments ; yet forasmuch as they do not the same in their own name, but in Christ's, and do minister by his commission and authority, we may use their ministry, both in hearing the Word of God, and in receiving of the Sacraments.
Pagina 125 - From fornication, and all other deadly sin ; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.
Pagina 19 - Such are their natures and their passions such, But these disguise too little, those too much : So shall the man of power and pleasure...

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