The Works of William E. Channing, D.D.

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George G. Channing, 1819
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Page 324 - Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth : but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Page 302 - What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he armed, that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Page 25 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree : and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Page 51 - But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Page 252 - No person legally held to service or labor in one State, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of regulations subsisting therein, be discharged from such service or labor ; but shall be delivered up, on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.
Page 87 - The capacious house was filled with the candidates for liberty. All was animation and eagerness. A mighty chorus of voices swelled the song of expectation and joy, and as they united in prayer, the voice of the leader was drowned in the universal...
Page 204 - There is one grand, all-comprehending church ; and if I am a Christian, I belong to it, and no man can shut me out of it. You may exclude me from your Roman church, your Episcopal church, and your Calvinistic church, on account of supposed defects in my creed or my sect, and I am content to be excluded. But I will not be severed from the great body of Christ.
Page 396 - ... master ! The planters informed us that they went to the chapels where their own people were assembled, greeted them, shook hands with them, and exchanged most hearty good wishes."* Such is the power of true religion on the rudest minds.
Page 153 - Science has become an inexhaustible mechanician ; and by her forges, and mills, and steamcars, and printer's presses, is bestowing on millions, not only comforts, but luxuries which were once the distinction of a few. Another illustration of the tendency of science to expansion and universality may be found in its aims and objects. Science has burst all bounds and is aiming to comprehend the universe, and thus it multiplies fields of inquiry for all orders of minds. There is no province of nature...
Page 298 - America having recognized slavery, or "service," as it was gently termed by American writers, necessarily used to contain a number of enactments for its enforcement. By art. 4, s. 2 of that document, it was declared that persons held to service or labor in one state, under the laws thereof...

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