The Library of American Biography

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Jared Sparks
Hilliard, Gray, 1836 - United States

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Page 177 - But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled...
Page 142 - But to return to our own institute; besides these constant exercises at home, there is another opportunity of gaining experience to be won from pleasure itself abroad; in those vernal seasons of the year when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature, not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
Page 45 - Hooker speaks of, when, with the splendid magnificence of eastern metaphor, he says, that " her seat is the bosom of God, and her voice the harmony of the world.
Page 50 - States the clause declaring that treaties then made, or which should be made, under the authority of the United States, should be the supreme law of the land...
Page 338 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Page 73 - ... the flattering appearance of their being men while they are yet children, but ending in reducing them to be children when they should be men. The memory is then most susceptible and tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it seems precisely fitted to the powers of this period, which is long enough too for acquiring the most useful languages ancient and modern.
Page 109 - Resolved, That a standing committee, to consist of five members, be appointed to hear and determine upon appeals brought against sentences passed on libels in the Courts of Admiralty in the respective States, agreeable to the resolutions of Congress ; and that the several appeals, when lodged with the secretary, be by him delivered to them for their final determination.
Page 228 - Sacrament, is best known to the Dangerous Knaves that have try'd it. But our Witches do seem to have got the knack : and this is one of the Things, that make me think, Witchcraft will not be fully understood, until the day when there shall not be one Witch in the World.
Page 332 - And yet some, on purpose to affront me, call their negroes by the name of COTTON MATHER, that so they may, with some shadow of truth, assert crimes as committed by one of that name, which the...
Page 327 - foretold these two things of the Corporation; first, that if it were possible for them to steer clear of me, they will do so; secondly, that, if it were possible for them to act foolishly, they will do so. " The perpetual envy with which my essays to serve the kingdom of God are treated among them, and the dread that Satan has of my beating up his quarters at the College, led me into the former sentiment; the marvellous indiscretion, with which the affairs of the College are managed, led me into...

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