The Southern Review, Volume 5

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Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Sophia M'Ilvaine Bledsoe Herrick
Bledsoe and Browne, 1869

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Page 258 - If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing...
Page 326 - WHAT is truth ?" said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Certainly there be that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief, affecting free-will in thinking as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins, though there be not...
Page 300 - Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
Page 473 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 120 - Father, being animated with a laudable, and pious Zeal for extending the Christian Religion, and also the Territories of our Empire...
Page 258 - LET as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of 1he benefit.
Page 413 - There is not, in my opinion, in the whole compass of human affairs, so noble a spectacle as that which is displayed in the progress of jurisprudence ; where we may contemplate the cautious and unwearied exertions of a succession of wise men through a long course of ages ; withdrawing every case as it arises from the dangerous power of discretion, and subjecting it to inflexible rules ; extending the dominion of justice and reason, and gradually contracting, within the narrowest possible limits, the...
Page 127 - And whereas the enforcing of the conscience in matters of religion "—such was the sublime tenor of a part of the statute—" hath frequently fallen out to be of dangerous consequence in those commonwealths where it has been practised, and for the more quiet and peaceable government of this province, and the better to preserve mutual love and amity among the inhabitants, no person...
Page 208 - ... on a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence and abuse of power, by the majority trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions which, in republics, have more frequently than any other cause, produced despotism.
Page 357 - It is experience only which gives authority to human testimony; and it is the same experience which assures us of the laws of nature.

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