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Absalom and Achitophel Alluding Bayes beast betwixt Bishop Burnet called Catholic cause character Charles Charles II Christian church of England Church of Rome clergy comedy conscience controversy court Declaration of Indulgence declared dissenters divine doctrine Dryden Duke Duke of Guise Duke of York English EPILOGUE fable faith fame fanatics fate father favour fear Flecnoe foes friends grace heaven Hind and Panther honour hope humour indulgence infallibility James kind king king's late laws living Lord Mac-Flecnoe muse ne'er never Note numbers o'er Papists parliament party penal laws person plain play plot poem poet poetry Pope Popish Popish Plot pretend priest prince PROLOGUE Protestant Queen racter reason Reformation reign Religio Laici religion Roman royal sacred satire Scripture sects seems sense Shadwell Shadwell's shew soul Stillingfleet supposed thing thou thought tion transubstantiation true truth verse Whig word
Page 151 - The Body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten, in the Supper, only after an heavenly and spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the Body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper is Faith.
Page 418 - Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dulness from his tender years ; Shadwell alone of all my sons is he Who stands confirmed in full stupidity. The rest to some faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense. Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through and make a lucid interval ; But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, His rising fogs prevail upon the day.
Page 145 - Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Page 151 - Gainst form and order they their power employ, Nothing to build and all things to destroy. But far more numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. These out of mere instinct, they knew not why, Adored their fathers...
Page 238 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the LORD'S sake, whether it be to the King as supreme, or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Page 421 - This is thy province, this thy wondrous way, New humours to invent for each new play : This is that boasted bias of thy mind, By which, one way, to dulness 'tis inclined: Which makes thy writings lean on one side still, And, in all changes, that way bends thy will.
Page 41 - Whence but from Heaven could men, unskilled in arts, In several ages born, in several parts, Weave such agreeing truths? or how or why Should all conspire to cheat us with a lie? Unasked their pains, ungrateful their advice, Starving their gain and martyrdom their price.
Page 15 - WHOSOEVER will be saved : before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled : without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
Page 421 - Of his dominion may no end be known, And greater than his father's be his throne ; Beyond Love's Kingdom let him stretch his pen !' — He paused, and all the people cried, ' Amen,' Then thus continued he : ' My son, advance Still in new impudence, new ignorance.
Page 37 - Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day. And as those nightly tapers disappear, When day's bright lord ascends our hemisphere ; So pale grows Reason at Religion's sight ; So dies, and so dissolves in supernatural light.