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" Call, is still read as a popular and powerful book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the gospel: his satire is sharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life; and many of his portraits are not unworthy of the pen of... "
Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page 12
by Edward Gibbon - 1796 - 726 pages
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...powerful book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on thegofpel: his fatire is (harp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life;...pen of La Bruyere. If he finds a fpark of piety in his reader's mind, he will foon kindle it to a flame ; and a philofopher muft allow that; he expofes,...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 8

1796
...powerful book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded en the gofpel: his fatire is marp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life ;...of his portraits are not unworthy of the pen of La Bruyère. If he finds a fpark f piety in his reader's mind, he will foon kindle it to a flame ; and...
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The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 8

1796
...book of devption. His precepts arc rigid, b they are founded on the gofpel : his.fatire is (harp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life ; and many of his portraits arc not unworrhy of the pen of La Bruyère. If he finds a fpark *f piety in his reader's mind, he will...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 4

1798
...powerful book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded upon the gofpel ; his fatire is fharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human...pen of La Bruyere. If he finds a fpark of piety in his reader's mind, he will foon kindle it into a flame ; and a philofopher muft allow, that he expofet...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1799
...Gibbon says : ' His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the gospel ; his satire is sharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life ;...not unworthy of the pen of La Bruyere. If he finds a spark of piety in his reader's mind he will soon kindle it to a flame.' Gibbon's Misc. Works, i. 21....
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...Gibbon says : ' His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the gospel ; his satire is sharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life ;...not unworthy of the pen of La Bruyere. If he finds a spark of piety in his reader's mind he will soon kindle it to a flame.' Gibbon's Misc. Works, i. 21....
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - 1803 - 351 pages
...book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the Gofpel; his fatire is (harp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life ; and many of his portraits are not un'wonhy of the pen ofLABRUYERE. If he finds a fpark of piety in his reader's mind, he will foon kindle...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...book of devotion. His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the gospel : his satire is sharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life ;...not unworthy of the pen of La Bruyere. If he finds a spark of piety in his reader's mind, he will soon kindle it to a flame ; and a philosopher must allow...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 6

John Aikin - 1807
...rational and just views of Christian duties will warrant. " His satire is sharp, but his wisdom is from the knowledge of human life; and many of -his portraits are not unworthy the pen of La Bruyère." Besides these pieces, he published " Three Letters to the Bishop of Bangor,"8vo....
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - 1809 - 393 pages
...powerful book of devotion His precepts are rigid, but they are founded on the gospel, his satire is sharp, but it is drawn from the knowledge of human life ;...of his portraits are not unworthy of the pen of La En-mere. If he finds a spark of piety in his reader's mind, he will soon kindle it to a flame ; and...
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