Charles Lever: Or, The Man of the Nineteenth Century
J. Burns, 1841 - 248 páginas
The following tale is designed to set forth ... the dangers to which our ill-cemented social system exposes the most numerous and important class in society; dangers to which they become victim not so much from natural causes, as from defective education, want of access to sound religious instruction, popular fallacies and prejudices, never more abundant than at present; all which are fostered by a corrupt and venal press, by the harangues of the infidel lecturer and the false liberal, and the numerous other destructive tendencies which are rife in the nineteenth century.
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Página 14 - Now, I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you ; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment.
Página 108 - I' the commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things ; for no kind of traffic Would I admit ; no name of magistrate ; Letters should not be known : riches, poverty, And use of service, none ; contract, succession, Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none : No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil : No occupation ; all men idle, all ; And women too ; but innocent and pure : No sovereignty : — Seb.
Página 34 - Milton! thou should'st be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men. Oh! raise us up, return to us again; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power.
Página 14 - And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power : 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Página 14 - AND I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal ; even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat : for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal : for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Página 190 - will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax...
Página 108 - All things in common, nature should produce Without sweat or endeavour : treason, felony, Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, Would I not have ; but nature should bring forth, Of its own kind, all foison, all abundance, To feed my innocent people.
Página 148 - God is faithful, who will not suffer" us " to be tempted above that" we " are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that " we