The Life of William Wilberforce, Band 1


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Seite 105 - Finally, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbour as thyself ; for this is the whole of the law and the prophets, and none other commandment is greater than these.
Seite 38 - That the influence of the Crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:
Seite 89 - It was not so much the fear of punishment by which I was affected, as a sense of my great sinfulness in having so long neglected the unspeakable mercies of my God and Saviour ; and such was the effect which this thought produced, that for months I was in a state of the deepest depression, from strong convictions of my guilt. Indeed nothing which I have ever read in the accounts of others exceeded what I then felt.
Seite 54 - what seemed a mere shrimp, mount upon the table, but, as I listened, he grew and grew, until the shrimp became a whale.
Seite 151 - I well remember, after a conversation in the open air at the root of an old tree at Pitt's, at Holwood, just above the steep descent into the vale of Keston, I resolved to give notice on a fit occasion in the House of Commons of my intention to bring the subject forward.
Seite 138 - God" — yet Miss More who passed much time in his society at this time declares, "This young gentleman's character is one of the most extraordinary I ever knew for talents, virtue, and piety. It is difficult not to grow wiser and better every time one converses with him.
Seite 219 - Europe, were under great and serious obligations to the hon. gentleman for having brought forward the subject in a manner the most masterly, impressive, and eloquent. The principles," he said, " were so well laid down, and supported with so much force and order, that it equalled any thing he had heard in modern times, and was not perhaps to be surpassed in the remains of Grecian eloquence.
Seite 149 - God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.
Seite 136 - So you wish, young man," said a nobleman whose house he visited, " you wish to be a reformer of men's morals. Look then, and see there what is the end of such reformers," pointing as he spoke to a picture of the crucifixion — no likely argument to disarm a Christian warrior.

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