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If your child become our child, we must breed him up in the instruction which Heaven has imparted to us; we must pray for him the prayers of our own faith; we must do towards him according to the dictates of our own consciences, and not of yours.
They began to look around them for some spot where they might worship God, not as the king and bishops thought fit, but according to the dictates of their own consciences.
The poor little future religieuse had been early taught to make the dictates of her own reason and conscience quite subordinate to the will of her spiritual director.
The savage, in short, lives in the continual observance of its dictates, which guide and control every action of his being.
The king has no will but that which policy dictates, but that which reasons of state impose upon him.
With a supreme effort of will she obeyed the dictates of common sense and ended the argument abruptly.
Not one of them--so far as we have any knowledge--was ever known to be touched by the softer sentiments, to swerve from his purpose, or hold his hand in obedience to the dictates of his heart.
If you are ready we will start at once for Woking, and see this diplomatist who is in such evil case, and the lady to whom he dictates his letters.
He hated to think of May Welland's being exposed to the influence of a young woman so careless of the dictates of Taste.
There was a grim smile upon his cruel, hard face, as he, the greatest Jeddak of them all, turned to obey the dictates of a creature of another world--of a man whose stature was less than half his own.
Neither slave nor queen dictates to Salensus Oll," replied the Jeddak of Jeddaks.
Unlike the rest of us, however, in this as in all else, Raffles would not infrequently allow the acquisitive spirit of the mere collector to silence the dictates of professional prudence.