Lives of Sir Matthew Hale and John Earl of Rochester

William Pickering, 1829 - 330 pages

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Page 271 - But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Page 78 - THE righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: And merciful men are taken away, none considering That the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
Page 285 - When he slew them, then they sought him ; and they returned and inquired early after God, and they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer. Nevertheless, they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant.
Page 93 - ... if he saw a cause was unjust, he for a great while would not meddle further in it, but to give his advice that it was so ; if the parties, after that, would go on, they were to seek another counsellor, for he would assist none in acts of injustice...
Page 285 - I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
Page 113 - As great a lawyer as he was, he would never suffer the strictness of law to prevail against conscience ; as great a chancellor as he was, he would make use of all the niceties and subtilties in law, when it tended to support right and equity.
Page 115 - ... ever practised. If a young gentleman happened to be retained to argue a point in law, where he was on the contrary side, he would very often mend the objections when he came to repeat them, and always commend the gentleman if there were room for it, and one good word of his was of more advantage to a young man than all the favour of the court could be.
Page 44 - Not to be solicitous what men will say or think, so long as I keep myself exactly according to the rule of justice. 13. If in criminals it be a measuring cast, to incline to mercy and acquittal.
Page 72 - ... censures or applause ; but let my age Slide gently by ; not overthwart the stage Of public action ; unheard, unseen, And unconcern'd, as if I ne'er had been; And thus, while I shall pass my silent days In shady privacy, free from the noise And bustles of the mad world, then shall I A good old innocent plebeian die. Death is a mere surprise, a very snare To him that makes it his life's greatest care To be a public pageant; known to all, But unacquainted with himself, doth fall.
Page 260 - I do not pretend to have given the formal words that he said, though I have done that where I could remember them. But I have written this with the same sincerity, that I would have done, had I known I had been to die immediately after I had finished it. I did not take notes of our discourses last winter after we parted ; so I may perhaps in the setting out of my answers to him, have enlarged on several things both more fully and more regularly, than I could say them in such free discourses as we...

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