The Works of William Robertson, D. D...: To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 8

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Page 399 - Distinctions of colour are of His ordination. It is He who gives existence. In your temples, to His name the voice is raised in prayer ; in a house of images, where the bell is shaken, still He is the object of adoration. To vilify the religion or customs of other men, is to set at naught the pleasure of the Almighty.
Page 40 - no talk, no hope, no work, but dig gold, wash gold, refine goldk.
Page 278 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Page 314 - As she advances, she again addresses Cana: " Father I Am. VOL. in. Y when yon female antelope, who now moves slowly from the weight of the young ones with which she is pregnant, shall be delivered of them, send me, I beg, a kind message with tidings of her safety. Do not forget." Cana. " My beloved ! I will not forget it.
Page 344 - Instructor of the whole, worthy to be adored. There is none like unto thee : where, then, in the three worlds, is there one above thee ? Wherefore I bow down ; and, with my body prostrate upon the ground, crave thy mercy, Lord ! worthy to be adored ; for thou shouldest bear with me...
Page 71 - ... yet more beneficial and advantageous unto it in the further employment and increase of English shipping and seamen, vent of English woollen and other manufactures and commodities, rendering the navigation to and from the same more safe and cheap, and making this kingdom a staple, not only of the commodities of those plantations, but also of the commodities of other countries and places, for the supplying of them; and it being the usage of other nations to keep their plantations trade to themselves.
Page 342 - believe in the unity of the Godhead ; and although they hold images in high veneration, it is only because they represent celestial beings, and prevent the thoughts of , those who worship them from...
Page 402 - Instruction, in a series of connected fables, interspersed with moral, prudential, and political maxims.
Page 401 - Greek ; and those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the - mutation of refined arts and improved manners might have occasionally introduced, but in the ground-Work of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, and the appellations of such -things as would be first discriminated on the immediate dawn of civilization.
Page 398 - Akber, whose throne is now in heaven, conducted the affairs of this empire in equity and firm security for the space of fifty-two years, preserving every tribe of men in ease and happiness; whether they were followers of Jesus, or of Moses, of David, or...

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