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" To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship,... "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 118
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Religious Tradesman: Or, Plain and Serious Hints of Advice for the ...

Richard Steele - 1823 - 318 pages
...yourselves in the way of good. " Religion," says a great authority, " of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated and re-impressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 25

1825
...often enforced, that, "To be of no church is dangerous : religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...the Church of England. To be of no Church is dangerous. Religion, of which * the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by Faith and Hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 25

Abraham John Valpy - 1825
...enamel of 'virtue'," and that pregnant sentence of Johnson's cannot be too often enforced, that, " To be of no church is dangerous : religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 pages
...the church of England. To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the...
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The Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 3

1826
...imaginative invention: "To be of no Church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, bv stated calls to worship, and the...
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Some account of the life and writings of John Milton

Henry John Todd - 1826
...fine remark ; that " e to be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the re* wards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind> unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the...
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The Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 3

1826
...superior to Milton in gigantic force of intellect, as he was below him in imaginative invention : " To be of no Church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless...
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Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton: Derived Principally ...

Henry John Todd - 1826 - 370 pages
...• notions of the external services of religion Dr. Johnson has opposed this fine remark ; that " e to be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...his notions of the external services of religion Dr. Johnson has opposed this fine remark ; that " e to be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless...
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