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" I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example, and instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a handsome elocution, and all those other talents that are proper to enforce... "
The art of preaching, by a clergyman of the English Church - Page 89
by Art - 1876 - 112 pages
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...Spirits in laborious Competitions of their own, would endeavour after a handfome Elocution, and all thofe other Talents that are proper to enforce what has been penned by greater Matters. This would not only be more eafi* to tnemfelves, butmore edifying to the People. L N° 107....
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 4

1786
...fpirits in laborious competitions of their own, would endeavour after a handlbme elocution, and all thofe other talents that are proper to enforce what has been penned by greater mafters. This would not only be more eafy to themfelvcs, but more edifying to the people. N» CYII....
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1802
...in the mouth of a graceful actor. I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example; and instead of wasting their spirits...that are proper to enforce what has been penned by great masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. L....
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802
...in the mouth of a graceful actor. I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example; and instead of wasting their spirits...that are proper to enforce what has been penned by great masters. This would not only be moreea;y to themselves, but more edifying to the people. L. N°...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 5

1806
...ttie following remark is added; " I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example, and, instead of wasting their spirits...laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour alter :i handsome elocution, and all those other talents that are proper to enforce what has been punned...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 5

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1808
...concludes with these observations : ' I could heartily wish, that more of our country clergy would follow this example ; and instead of wasting their spirits...easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people." I could not refuse myself the producing in my favour two such authorities as those of Burke and Addison....
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 78, Part 1

1808
...our country clergy would follow this example; and instead of wasting their spirits in labori• ous compositions of their own, would endeavour after a...what has been penned by greater masters. This would be not only more eauy to themselves, but more edifying to the people." W. Mr. URBAN, June 3. SO ME...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...in the mouth of a graceful actor. I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example ; and, instead of wasting their spirits...easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. No. 108. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4. Gratis anhelans, multa agenda nihil agens. PH.tD. As I was yesterday morning...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...sermon, repeated after this manner, is like the composition of a poet in the month of a graceful actor. those other talents that are proper to enforce what...easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. No. 108. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4. Gratis anhelans, multa agenda nihil agens, PHS.D. As I was yesterday morning...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J ..., Volumes 1-13

British essayists - 1819
...in the mouth of a graceful actor. I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example ; and instead of wasting their spirits...that are proper to enforce what has been penned by great masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. L....
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