The life and extraordinary adventures of sir W. Courtenay, knight of Malta

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Page 452 - My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Page 408 - I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Page 471 - And the act must appear to have been committed strictly in prosecution of the purpose for which the party was assembled ; and therefore, if divers persons be engaged in...
Page 452 - God shall send forth his mercy and truth : my soul is among lions. 5 And I lie even among the children of men, that are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 6 Set up thyself, 0 God, above the heavens ; and thy glory above all the earth. 7 They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul ; they have digged a pit I before me, and are fallen into the midst of it ) themselves.
Page 367 - ... over the handbill to him, which charged him with the murder of Mr. Perry. Witness then asked if he had come from Birmingham, to which he replied, that he had never been there in his life. The case being closed on the part of the prosecution, and the prisoner being called upon for his defence, he said he was innocent of the crime imputed to him, and that he " never had any thing to do with him.
Page 457 - ... manner as naturally tends to raise tumults and affrays, and in so doing happen to kill a man, they are all guilty of murder ; for they must, at their peril, abide the event of their actions who unlawfully engage in such bold disturbances of the public peace, in opposition to and in defiance of the justice of the nation.
Page 396 - Feversham, producing throughout the whole neighbourhood the greatest excitement, and adding to their numbers by the harangues occasionally delivered by this ill-fated madman. At this farm, Courtenay stated that " he would strike the bloody blow ;" and they made an ineffective attempt to set fire to a bean-stack.
Page 408 - Thorns undertook to administer the sacrament in bread and water to the deluded men who followed him. He told them on this occasion, as he did on many others, that there was great oppression in the land, and indeed throughout the world ; but that if they would follow him, he would lead them on to glory. He...
Page 238 - Unaw'd by numbers, follow Nature's plan, Assert the rights, or quit the name of man. Consider well, weigh strictly right and wrong; Resolve not quick, but once resolv'd be strong.
Page 408 - Foad then sprang on his feet in an ecstacy of joy, and with a voice of great emulation exclaimed, " Oh, be joyful ! oh, be joyful ! The Saviour has accepted me. Go — on, go on ; till I drop, I'll follow thee !" Brankford also was accepted as a follower, and exhibited the same enthusiastic fervour.

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