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Page 55 - My Lords, — We appear in obedience to the citation of your Lordships, inasmuch as we hold it to be the duty of all subjects to render their personal compearance when cited by the Civil Courts ; and being deeply impressed with the obligation of giving all honour and reverence to the judges of the land, we disclaim any intention of disrespect to the Court in what we have done. But in ordaining to the office of the holy ministry, and in admitting to the pastoral charge, to which, in our proceedings...
Page 145 - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
Page 411 - God he was suddenly struck, and the palsy seized all his limbs ; and that mouth, which was to have spoken huge things against God and his saints and holy church, was miserably drawn aside, and afforded a frightful spectacle to the beholders. His tongue was speechless, and his head shook, showing plainly that the curse of God was upon him.
Page 130 - There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats ; For I am armed so strong in honesty, That they pass by me, as the idle wind, Which I respect not.
Page 59 - ... to appeal to the superintendent and ministers of that province where the benefice lies, and desire the person presented to be admitted, which if they refuse, to appeal to the General Assembly of. the whole realm, by whom the cause being decided shall take end, as they decern and declare.
Page 129 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Page 273 - Religion is so far, in my opinion, from being out of the province or the duty of a Christian magistrate, that it is, and it ought to be, not only his care, but the principal thing in his care ; because it is one of the great bonds of human society, and its object the supreme good, the ultimate end and object of man himself.
Page 246 - Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices, to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
Page 103 - Fyfthe, in consistory generall, condempned the knighte, and gave judgement wyth the preest, and of this last judgment he had letters of the pope, for his possession, and so rode tyll he came into Berne, and there shewed his letters and bulles of the popes for his possession of his dysmes. The lord of Corasse had...
Page 254 - the labours of his lifetime, has long been held the classical depository of Scottish Melody and Song, and is extensively known. His own character, in the city where he spent so many years, has ever stood high. It was scarcely necessary that Mr Thomson should enter into a defence of himself against the inconsiderate charges which have been brought against him. When Burns refused remuneration from one whom he knew to be, like himself, of the generation of Apollo rather than of...

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