The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith, Volume 3

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Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848

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Página 238 - I believe, that no act in itself unjust, immoral, or wicked, can ever be justified or excused by, or under pretence or colour, that it was done either for the good of the church, or in obedience to any ecclesiastical power whatsoever.
Página 239 - I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present church establishment, as settled by law within this realm: And I do solemnly swear that I never will exercise any privilege to which I am or may become entitled, to disturb or weaken the Protestant religion or Protestant government in the United Kingdom...
Página 216 - Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824, there set in a great flood upon that town — the...
Página 216 - In the winter of 1824, there set in a great flood upon that town — the tide rose to an incredible height — the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was threatened with destruction. In the midst of this sublime and...
Página 351 - Instead of being the ignorant man he pretends to be, before he meets the deputation of tallowchandlers in the morning, he sits up half the night talking with Thomas Young about melting and skimming, and then, though he has acquired knowledge enough to work off a whole vat of prime Leicester tallow, he pretends next morning not to know the difference between a dip and a mould.
Página 469 - But love, first learned in a lady's eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain; But, with the motion of all elements, Courses as swift as thought in every power, And gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices.
Página 349 - Young Crumpet is sent to school — takes to his books — spends the best years of his life, as all eminent Englishmen do, in making Latin verses — knows that the crum in crumpet is long, and the pet short — goes to the University — gets a prize for an essay on the Dispersion of the Jews — takes orders — becomes a bishop's chaplain — has a young nobleman for his pupil — publishes a useless classic and a serious call to the unconverted — and then goes through the Elysian transitions...
Página 4 - For upon what face of reason can that assistance be denied to save the life of a man which yet is allowed him in prosecutions for every petty trespass?
Página 227 - All young Ladies will imagine (as soon as this Bill is carried) that they will be instantly married. Schoolboys believe that Gerunds and Supines will be abolished, and that Currant Tarts must ultimately come down in price ; the Corporal and Sergeant are sure of double pay ; bad Poets will expect a demand for their Epics. Fools will be disappointed, as they always are ; reasonable men, who know what to expect, will find that a very serious good has been obtained.
Página 60 - ... he has not yet polluted the Protestantism of our soil. Exactly in the same manner, the story of the wooden gods seized at Charing Cross, by an order from the Foreign Office, turns out to be without the shadow of a foundation; instead of the angels and archangels, mentioned by the informer, nothing was discovered but a wooden image of Lord Mulgrave, going down to Chatham, as a head- piece for the Spanker gun-vessel; it was an exact resemblance of his Lordship in his military uniform; and THEREFORE...

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