America, and the Americans ...

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1833 - 430 páginas
An Englishman travels through New York and elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic, heading north to Canada. Boardman discusses history, politics, manners, and church-related matters.
 

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Página 282 - And in that day shall ye say, " Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the Lord ; for he hath done excellent things : this is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion : for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
Página 281 - And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee : though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation ; I will trust, and not be afraid ; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song ; he also is become my salvation.
Página 146 - And he saw the lean dogs beneath the wall Hold o'er the dead their carnival, Gorging and growling o'er carcass and limb; They were too busy to bark at him ! From a Tartar's skull they had stripp'd the flesh, As ye peel the fig when its fruit is fresh; And their white tusks crunch'd o'er the whiter skull, W As it slipp'd through their jaws, when their edge grew dull, As they lazily mumbled the bones of the dead, When they scarce could rise from the spot where they fed; So well had they broken a lingering...
Página 48 - Articles and Homilies, declared the necessity and expediency of occasional alterations and amendments in her Forms of Public Worship ; and we find accordingly, that, seeking ' to keep the happy mean between too much stiffness in refusing, and too much easiness in admitting variations in things once advisedly established...
Página 49 - States became independent with respect to civil government, their ecclesiastical independence was necessarily included; and the different religious denominations of Christians in these States were left at full and equal liberty to model and organize their respective Churches, and forms of worship, and discipline, In such manner as they might judge most convenient for their future prosperity ; consistently with the constitution and laws of their country.
Página 106 - From these facts they farther reported it as their opinion, " That Major Andre ought to be considered as a spy, and that agreeably to the laws and usages of nations he ought to suffer death.
Página 108 - Tis said he possessed a pretty taste for the fine arts, and had himself attained some proficiency in poetry, music and painting. His knowledge appeared without ostentation, and embellished by a diffidence that rarely accompanies so many talents and accomplishments...
Página 46 - CHRIST hath made ив free, that in his worship, different forms and usages may without offence be allowed, provided the substance of the Faith be kept entire ; and that, in every Church, what cannot be clearly determined to belong to Doctrine must be referred to Discipline...
Página 48 - ... to do that which to our best understandings we conceived might most tend to the preservation of peace and unity in the Church, the procuring of reverence and exciting of piety and devotion in the public worship of God, and the cutting off occasion from them that seek occasion of cavil or quarrel against the Liturgy of the Church.
Página 49 - And although, according to her judgment, there be not "any thing in it contrary to the Word of GOD, or to sound doctrine, or which a godly man may not with a good conscience use and submit unto, or which is not fairly defensible, if allowed such just and favourable construction as in common equity ought to be allowed to all human writings;" yet upon the principles already laid down, it cannot but be supposed that further alterations would in time be found expedient. Accordingly, a commission for...

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