Correspondence and Diary, Volume 2

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Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1829

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Page 270 - But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days ! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away *aptive into all nations ; and Jerusalem shall be -trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Page 284 - My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Page 238 - In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow ; Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
Page 466 - We had laws relating to that affair which were contrived so as to leave room for some dispute; and if any case of difficulty happened, we examined into it, and often had long pleadings on both sides, and at last the cause was determined by the votes of the majority. The time of these debates was immediately after we had given an account of our private studies. We...
Page 465 - Mr. Jennings never admitted any into his academy till he had examined them as to their improvement in school learning, and on their capacity for entering on the course of studies which he proposed. He likewise insisted on satisfaction as to their moral character, and the marks of a serious disposition. " The first two years of our course we read the Scriptures in the family from Hebrew, Greek, or French into English.
Page 417 - ... aware, and which they would do well to contemplate. Some admirers of Doddridge, who are ready to class liberal Christians with Deists, may learn a lesson from one whose name was never coupled with infidelity. He thus writes to a friend who entertained some doubts of the divine origin of Christianity : " It does not ' terrify' me to hear, that a person whom I sincerely love, and for whose character I have the truest regard, has entertained some doubts which he cannot entirely get over, concerning...
Page 44 - ... may find in me, merely that you may eat and drink more sumptuously, and wear better clothes, with some of those people whom the word of God already brands as fools. Madam, I must presume so far as to say that it is neither the part of a Christian nor a friend to keep me in such a continual uneasiness.
Page 456 - Our course was the employment of four years, and every half year we entered upon a new set of studies, or at least changed the time and order of our lectures. " The first half year we read geometry or algebra thrice a week, Hebrew twice, geography once-: French once, Latin prose authors once, classical exercises once.
Page 458 - ... once, exercises once, oratory once, exercises of reading and delivery once. For logic we just skimmed over Burgersdicius, and then entered on a system composed by Mr. Jennings; a great deal of it was taken from Mr. Locke, and we had large references to him and other celebrated authors, almost under every head. This was the method Mr. Jennings used in almost all the lectures he drew up himself. He jnade the best writers his commentators.
Page 463 - Jewish antiquities twice. Our pneumatology was drawn up by Mr. Jennings. This with our divinity, which was a continuation of it, was by far the most valuable part of our course. Mr. Jennings had bestowed a vast deal of thought upon them, and his discourses from them in the lecture-room were admirable. For Jewish antiquities, we read an abridgment of Mr. Jones's notes on Godwin, with some very curious and important additions.

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