Travels in Lower Canada: With the Author's Recollections of the Soil, and Aspect, the Morals, Habits, and Religious Institutions of that Country

Sir R. Phillips, 1820 - 116 pages

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Page 86 - But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers...
Page 11 - What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? And that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
Page 70 - I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver...
Page 91 - Was to behold the nations all on fire, In cruel broils engaged, and deadly strife : Most Christian kings, inflamed by black desire, With honourable ruffians in their hire, Cause war to rage, and blood around to pour. Of this sad work when each begins to tire, They sit them down just where they were before, Till for new scenes of woe peace shall their force restore.
Page 36 - Know ye not that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates ?" This is the touchstone of faith.
Page 70 - Juno's and Minerva's hair ; one to tell Jupiter what o'clock it is ; some lasses there are that sit gazing upon the image, and fancy Jupiter has a kindness for them. All these things," says Seneca, a while after, " a wise man will observe for the law's sake more than for the gods ; and all this rabble of deities, which the superstition of many ages has gathered together, we are in such manner to adore, as to consider the worship to be rather matter of custom than of conscience.
Page 103 - The summit of the Lookout mountain overlooks the whole country. And to those who can be delighted with the view of an interminable forest, penetrated by the windings of a bold river, interspersed with hundreds of verdant prairies, and broken by many ridges and mountains, furnishes in the month of May, a landscape, which yields to few others, in extent, variety or beauty.
Page 69 - will not give his glory to another, nor his praise to graven images,' than if the punishment had Iteen brought about by natural causes.
Page 110 - A little farther is another mound, which I had not time to examine. On these great works of art, the Indians gazed with as much curiosity as any white man. I inquired of the oldest chief, if the natives had any tradition respecting them ; to which he answered in the negative. I then requested each to say what he supposed was their origin. Neither could tell; though all agreed in saying, "they were never put up by our people.
Page 115 - ... until removed by force. When a horse stops to drink, swarms fly about the head, and crowd into the mouth, nostrils, and ears; hence it is supposed the poison is communicated inwardly. Whether this be true or not, the most fatal consequences result. It is singular, that from the time of its first appearance, it has never extended for a greater distance than forty miles in one direction, and, usually, it is confined to fifteen miles.

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