told me he was from Berlin, very learned and good, but poor as a church
mouse, and gives lessons to support himself and two little orphan nephews whom he is educating here, according to the wishes of his sister, who married an American.
It was a matter of no little vanity to him on Sundays, to take his station in front of the church
gallery, with a band of chosen singers; where, in his own mind, he completely carried away the palm from the parson.
If a man gives way to his temper, and speaks evil of his neighbor, and does not pay his debts, he is not religious, I don't care how much he goes to church
Ah, I know that sign: thou'st a wife at home, poor soul, and you and she have gone hungry to bed, many's the time, that the little ones might have your crust; you know what poverty is, and the daily insults of your betters, and the heavy hand of the Church
and the king.
is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example.
ABOUT half-past ten the cracked bell of the small church
began to ring, and pres- ently the people began to gather for the morning sermon.
We have men-stealers for ministers, women- whippers for missionaries, and cradle-plunderers for church
cried a terrible voice, as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the church
Crackenthorp, too, while he admonished Silas that his money had probably been taken from him because he thought too much of it and never came to church
, enforced the doctrine by a present of pigs' pettitoes, well calculated to dissipate unfounded prejudices against the clerical character.
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church
, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church
of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
At Plympton Church
, scarce five miles from here; and at three o' the afternoon.
Nevertheless, if any one should ask of me how comes it that the Church
has attained such greatness in temporal power, seeing that from Alexander backwards the Italian potentates (not only those who have been called potentates, but every baron and lord, though the smallest) have valued the temporal power very slightly--yet now a king of France trembles before it, and it has been able to drive him from Italy, and to ruin the Venetians--although this may be very manifest, it does not appear to me superfluous to recall it in some measure to memory.