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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Bless you, godmother,' said Miss Wren, 'I have to scud about town at all hours.
'What a mooney godmother you are, after all!' returned Miss Wren.
It must have been two years afterwards, and I was almost fourteen, when one dreadful night my godmother and I sat at the fireside.
I was stopped by my godmother's rising, putting her hand to her head, and crying out in an awful voice from quite another part of the book, "'Watch ye, therefore, lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
On the day after my poor good godmother was buried, the gentleman in black with the white neckcloth reappeared.
I thought of my dead godmother, of the night when I read to her, of her frowning so fixedly and sternly in her bed, of the strange place I was going to, of the people I should find there, and what they would be like, and what they would say to me, when a voice in the coach gave me a terrible start.
So I told him that I thought I must have been crying because of my godmother's death and because of Mrs.
I was so adapted to the routine of Greenleaf before long that I seemed to have been there a great while and almost to have dreamed rather than really lived my old life at my godmother's.
Focusing on Ever's personal journey, this novel explores the ramifications and rewards of taking drastic measures to free the elephant, confront the evil fairy godmother, and free the soul.
SPRINKLE a little fairy godmother magic over your wardrobe today.
PROUD dad James Corden ruffles baby son Max's hair in delight at what's occurring when it comes to choosing him a godmother.
Summary: Dionne Bromfield gave a touching performance as a tribute to her late godmother Amy Winehouse, at the 2011 MOBO Awards in Glasgow.