Letters from England: by don Manual Alvarez Espriella, Volume 3

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Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808

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Page 117 - As may express them best ; though what if earth Be but the shadow of heaven, and things therein Each to other like, more than on earth is thought...
Page 154 - A sower went out to sow his seed ; and as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock, and as soon as it was sprung up it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up with it, and choked it.
Page 136 - He further maintains, that the sacred Scripture contains three distinct senses, called celestial, spiritual, and natural, which are united by correspondences ; and that in each sense it is divine truth accommodated respectively to the angels of the three heavens, and also to men on earth.
Page 247 - And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery.
Page 273 - ... the long black lean-armed long-nosed hieroglyphical men, who are enough to make the children afraid to go to bed. The very shopboards must be metamorphosed into the mode, and painted in Egyptian letters, which, as the Egyptians had no letters, you will doubtless conceive must be curious.
Page 136 - That a saving faith is to believe on him. 3. That evil actions ought not to be done, because they are of the devil and from the devil. 4. That good actions ought to be done, because they are of God and from God. 5. And that a man should do them as of himself; nevertheless under this belief, that they are from the Lord operating with him and by him.
Page 18 - God bless you, sir!' replied the ready rogue, shaking his head, and smiling at the same time as if at the error of the observation, 'it was long before Christianity that I was last in Spain, and I shall not go there again till long after it is all over.
Page 142 - ... Jews going to prison. At Easter, a strip of bordered paper was stuck on the breast of every boy, containing the words " He is risen." It did not give us the slightest thought of what it recorded. It only reminded us of an old rhyme, which some of the boys used to go about the school repeating: — " He is risen, he is risen, All the Jews must go to prison.
Page 113 - The temper of the mob has been manifested at the death of Despard, and there is no reason to suppose that it is not the same in all other great towns as in London. It will be well for England when her cities shall decrease, and her villages multiply and grow; when there shall be fewer streets and more cottages. The tendency of the present system is to convert the peasantry into poor; her policy should...

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