Memoirs of Literature: Containing a Large Account of Many Valuable Books, Letters and Dissertations Upon Several Subjects, Miscellaneous Observations, Etc, Volume 4

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Michel de La Roche
R. Knaplock, 1722 - Bibliography
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Page 420 - Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek; We write in sand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows.
Page 258 - But let a man examine himfelf, and fo let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.
Page 131 - ... to the sustenance of human life. For than the plain countries nothing can be more fruitful, whether for the production of corn or cattle, and consequently of milk. The hills, though improper for all cattle except goats, yet being disposed into such beds as are...
Page 131 - Jud. lib. 5, cap. 4. And I have reason to believe it, because when I was there, I perceived in many places a smell of honey and wax, as strong as if one had been in an apiary. Why then might not this country very well maintain the vast number of its inhabitants, being in every part so productive of either milk, corn, wine, oil, or honey, which are the principal food of these...
Page 151 - Lucian relates concerning this river, viz. that this stream, at certain seasons of the year, especially about the feast of Adonis, is of a bloody colour; which the Heathens looked upon as proceeding from a kind of sympathy in the river for the death of Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar in the mountains out of which this stream rises.
Page 130 - But it is certain that any man, who is not a little biassed to infidelity before, may see, as he passes along, arguments enough to support his faith against such scruples.
Page 130 - ... mountains, their manner was to gather up the stones, and place them in several lines along the sides of the hills in form of a wall. By such borders they supported the mould from tumbling or being washed down, and formed many beds of excellent soil, rising gradually one above another, from the bottom to the top of the mountains. Of this form of culture you see evident footsteps wherever you go in all the mountains of Palestine.
Page 311 - For these causes and others moving us thereunto, desiring to clear the church of God from such infection, and to cut off such a rotten member ; having consulted 140 our citizens, and invoked the name of God to give a right judgment ; sitting in the place of our ancestors, having God and his holy Scriptures before our eyes; saying, In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; by this our definite sentence, which we give in writing, we condemn thee, Michael Servetus, to be bound...
Page 48 - Rome: which, in 1539, excited Melancthon to write a letter to the senate of Venice, importing, that " a book of Servetus, who had revived the error of Paulus Samosatenus, was handed about in their country, and beseeching them to take care, that the impious error of that man may be avoided, rejected, and abhorred.
Page 420 - But who can hope his lines should long Last in a daily changing tongue? While they are new, envy prevails; And as that dies, our language fails.

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