The Philological and Biographical Works of Charles Butler, Esquire, of Lincoln's-Inn Volume 3; Lives of Fenelon, Bossuet, Boudon, de Ranc, Kempis, Alb

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 Excerpt: ...he drags the van "quished world. There, all that the world has "of ignominy, is conquered; all its terrors are "treated with contempt, all its pleasures are "spurned, all its torments are braved, the triumph "of Christ over them is complete; nothing is left "undone, nothing left unfinished: and it appears ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 Excerpt: ...he drags the van "quished world. There, all that the world has "of ignominy, is conquered; all its terrors are "treated with contempt, all its pleasures are "spurned, all its torments are braved, the triumph "of Christ over them is complete; nothing is left "undone, nothing left unfinished: and it appears "to me, that, in the midst of this glorious triumph, "he turns to us his animating countenance, and "loudly exclaims to us, 'Take courage! I have "vanquished the world! By the lowliness of my "birth, by the obscurity of my life, by the cruelty "and ignominy of my death, I have triumphed "over all that men admire, all they esteem, all "they fear. This is the sign, by which you should "know me!'--Yes, O my God! by this sign / "do know thee! Thou art my Saviour and my "God!" With passages of beauty equal to any transcribed in these pages, the sermons of Bossuet abound. Their general merit is a subject of a particular Dissertation of the cardinal Maury; and fills many a page of his Essai sur VEloquence de la Chaire. The first edition of that work was published, above 30 years ago, without the author's permission. The last edition of it, is of the year 1810, and is intitled "Essai sur VEloquence de la Chaire; "Panegyriques, Eloges, et Discours, par son "Eminence Monseigneur le Cardinal Maury, "Arch-Eveque de Montejiascone et de Corneto, "Membre de V Institut Imperial, fyc." It abounds with curious and useful information and judicious criticism. But an Englishman, (however he may endure what his eminence says of the superiority of the French over the English in pulpit eloquence), must smile at the following exclamation, which the cardinal archb...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150613272
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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