Table Talk: Being the Discourses

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T. White, 1786 - 163 pages

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Page 161 - And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so ? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil : but if well, why smitest thou me?
Page 45 - Equity is a roguish thing ; for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Page 59 - Talk what you will of the Jews, that they are cursed, they thrive wherever they come ; they are able to oblige the prince of their country by lending him money ; none of them beg ; they keep together ; and for their being hated, my life for yours, Christians hate one another as much.
Page 74 - Ignorance of the law excuses no man ; not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him.
Page 103 - tis like a Child's using a little Bird, ' O poor Bird, thou shalt sleep with me ;' so lays it in his Bosom, and stifles it with his hot Breath : the Bird had rather be in the cold Air. And yet too 'tis the most pleasing Flattery, to like what other men like.
Page 156 - Wise Men say nothing in dangerous times. The Lion, you know, called the Sheep, to ask her if his Breath smelt: she said, Aye; he bit off her Head for a Fool. He called the Wolf, and asked him: he said, no; he tore him in pieces for a Flatterer. At last he called the Fox, and asked him: truly he had got a Cold and could not smell.
Page 40 - To preach long, loud, and damnation, is the way to be cried up. "We love a man that damns us, and we run after him again to save us.
Page 6 - Bible as well as King James's. The Translators in King James's time took an excellent way. That Part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a Tongue (as the...
Page 74 - If you look upon the language spoken in the Saxon time, and the language spoken now, you will find the difference to be just as if a man had a cloak that he wore plain in queen Elizabeth's days, and since, here has put in a piece of red, and there a piece of blue, and here a piece of green, and there a piece of orange tawny. We borrow words from the French, Italian, Latin, as every pedantic man pleases.
Page 125 - PREROGATIVE is something that can be told what it is — not something that has no name : just as you see the archbishop has his prerogative court, but we know what is done in that court : so the king's prerogative is not his will, or, what divines make it, a power to do what he lists. 2. The king's prerogative, that is, the king's law.

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