A Famous Forgery: Being the Story of "the Unfortunate" Doctor Dodd

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Chapman and Hall, 1865 - 246 páginas

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Página 97 - And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee ; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life. In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even ! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning ! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
Página 173 - All good people pray heartily unto God for these poor sinners, who are now going to their death, for whom this great bell doth toll. You that are condemned to die, repent with lamentable tears ; ask mercy of the Lord for the salvation of your own...
Página 164 - THAT which is appointed to all men is now coming upon you. Outward circumstances, the eyes and the thoughts of men, are below the notice of an immortal being about to stand the trial for eternity, before the Supreme Judge of heaven and earth. Be comforted : your crime, morally or religiously considered, has no very deep dye of turpitude. It corrupted no man's principles ; it attacked no man's life. It involves only a temporary and reparable injury.
Página 24 - Goodman's-fields, and I assure you, would content any Catholic alive. We were received by oh ! first, a vast mob, for princes are not so common at that end of the town as at this. Lord Hertford, at the head of the governors with their white staves, met us at the door, and led the Prince directly into the chapel, where, before the altar, was an arm-chair for him, with a blue damask cushion, a prw-Dicu, and a footstool of black cloth with gold nails. We sat on forms near him. There were Lord and Lady...
Página 199 - Thee, according to Thy blessed Word and ordinance ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Página 207 - That fhe has been a conftant witnefs of his unwearied endeavours for public good, and his laborious attendance on charitable inftitutions. Many are the families whom his care has delivered from want ; many are the hearts which he has freed from pain, and the faces which he has cleared from forrow.
Página 133 - ... Omnipotence, and support the presence of that Judge, who shall distribute to all according to their works — who will receive and pardon the repenting sinner, and from whom the merciful shall obtain mercy ! " For these reasons, my lords, amidst shame and misery, I yet wish to live ; and most humbly implore that I may be recommended by your lordship to the clemency of his Majesty.
Página 25 - ... invite him. Prayers then began, psalms and a sermon : the latter by a young clergyman, one Dodd, who contributed to the Popish idea one had imbibed, by haranguing entirely in the French style, and very eloquently and touchingly. He...
Página 127 - All you that in the condemned hold do lie, Prepare you, for to-morrow you shall die; Watch all, and pray, the hour is drawing near, That you before the Almighty must appear; Examine well yourselves, in time repent, That you may not to eternal flames be sent, And when St. Sepulchre's bell to-morrow tolls, The Lord above have mercy on your souls. Past twelve o'clock.
Página 25 - As soon as we entered the chapel, the organ played, and the Magdalens sung a hymn in parts ; you cannot imagine how well. The chapel was dressed with orange and myrtle, and there wanted nothing but a little incense to drive away the devil — or to invite him. Prayers then began, psalms and a sermon : the latter by a young clergyman, one Dodd,?

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