The Life of Hannah More: With a Critical Review of Her Writings (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, 2017 M05 10 - 220 pages
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[ugh t, not pm mm, but gladtzs conminas, i. E. In plain English, not on our tiptoes, bat foot to foot, sword to, sword, hand to hand, with fixed bayonets, and so put an end to the further efi fusion of atramentuoas blood, for which worthy ac tion I hope to receive the thanks of all friends to order, subordination, regular government, hierarchy in the church, and royalty in the state 3 for having perused the archives of my dynasty, for above five thousand years back, I have discovered my family has been invariably attached to these principles, and that, from the beginning, government 'has al most always consisted of king and priest. Dropping, however; a ll metaphor and allusion, I thought it reasonable and expedient to enquire into the real merit of the parties at dzfirence and con sidering that as the name of H. More has made some noise in this country, to read her works atten tively, and according to the just rules of criticism endeavour to appreciate her talents and genius as a literary person, and her true, genuine, mental cha racter as a woman. Th is, I myself am of opinion, I have done and in this small volume compressed more than all the learning contained in Mrs. M ore's works, consisting of eight, and, therefore, have saved the reader much labour and expence in winnowing a little wheat from much chaff 'ample specimens (f her Poetry and Prose are presented to the reader, the most creditable to the author I could find 5 her doctrines, principles and.

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