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FROM THE COMMONWEALTH TO THE REVOLUTIOX.-RICHARD BAXTER, John Bunyan, John Milton, RALPH
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FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE ACCESSION OF QUEEN VICTORIA.-PRIESTLEY, PALEY, HEBER, CHALMERS,
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. .
Initial Letter (from Clarendon's Answer to Leviathan,
1673) . . . . . . . . . 305
Ornaments from Bishop Hall's Works, and Lodge's i
“ Josephus ” . . . . vi., viii
RING the First-English at the form it gives to that conception of the highest
time nearly our life which is the special concern of Religion.
just, and merciful, chief strength to the service of religion. Their Initial from the MS. of Cædmon.
man ascribes the bodies perished, their homes passed away, their form best qualities he can
of worship is forgotten, but they left imperishable conceive, and to whose likeness he then seeks to record of a soul of worship that was in them. conform himself; loving and serving all that he Two Epistles to the Corinthians were ascribed to thinks highest in his God, who is the source of Clement, who was called the third bishop of Rome Every good, and the helper of all faithful effort to draw after the apostles, and said to have been fellowDear to Him. In most men this aspiration is asso labourer with St. Paul at Philippi. In the first of mated with belief that the immaterial part, which these, Paul is said to have “travelled even to the years to be near God, survives to attain a heaven extreme boundaries of the West.” This has been of the happiness it rightly sought. In every age taken to mean that he visited Britain. Jerome, at and country, human nature has been able to conceive the end of the fourth century, said that St. Paul the excellence of God only by ascribing to Him all imitated the sun in going from one ocean to the that man thinks best, and to conceive the happiness other, and that his labours extended to the West,
an attained heaven only by associating it with Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus in the fifth century, uman experiences of the highest bliss. Even continuing the tradition, spoke of Paul as having though more be revealed by God himself, man's brought salvation to the islands of the Ocean, and character determines how he shall receive the revela in his first discourse on Laws included the Britons don, and we understand a people best when looking among converts of the apostles. There was such a