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" and attentively read these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this " Volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, ' more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and * finer strains both of Poetry... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 57
1819
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The Sunday School Journal, Volume 18

Religious education - 1886
...cultivated languages. Sir William Jones once wrote on a blank leaf of his Bible : " 1 am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisit« beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry und eloquence,...
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Life and Words: Discourses on Religious Subjects, and a Brief Biography

John Knox Shaw - 1887 - 392 pages
...Scriptures, independent of a Divine origin, contain more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty and pure morality, more important history, and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than could be collected within the same compass from all other books that were ever composed in any age...
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Gems of Thought: Being a Collection of More Than a Thousand Choice ...

Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 233 pages
...more marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatever. /. Newton. The Bible contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty,...morality, more important history and finer strains of poetry and eloquence than can be collected from all other books in whatever age or language they...
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Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged ...

Walter Baxendale - Anecdotes - 1888 - 690 pages
...true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more lure morality, more important history, and finer .-trains both of poetry and eloquence than can be collected from all other books that were ever composed in any age or in any idiom." When Mrs. Hemans lay on her deathbed she repeated...
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Christian dogmatics (concluded)

Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones, Joseph Samuel Exell, Charles Neil - Homiletical illustrations - 1889
...Divine origin, contains more sublimity, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever language they may have been written. — Sir William Jones. [14473] There is not a book on earth so favourable to all the kind,...
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Hand-book of Christian Evidences

Jerome Dean Davis - Apologetics - 1889 - 254 pages
...we have, according to William Jones, the great jurist, linguist, poet, orientalist, a book ' which contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty,...morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence than can be col ected from all the other books, in whatever age or language...
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Seed Corn for the Sower: Or, Thoughts, Themes and Illustrations for the ...

Christopher Perren - Sermons - 1889 - 422 pages
...divine origin, contains more sublimity, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever language they may have been written. — SIR WM. JONES. 43. Bible Eclipsed. If all the rays of mental light which have streamed...
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Mistakes of Ingersoll and His Answers Complete

1889 - 529 pages
...and am of opinion that the volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more sublimity, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains, both of poetry and eloquence, than could be collected within the same compass from all other books that were ever composed in any age...
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Literature and Poetry: Studies on the English Language; the Poetry of the ...

Philip Schaff - Bible - 1890 - 436 pages
...William Jones : " I have regularly and attentively read the Holy Scriptures, and am of the opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more important history and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than could be collected from all...
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The Achievements of Youth

Robert Steel - Biography - 1890 - 333 pages
...Bible contains more true sensibility, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may be written." The vast researches into the sacred books of the East have only...
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