The Table Talker (Volume 1); Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature
by Iain Johnstone, William Johnstone
ISBN 0217373909 (0-217-37390-9)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840. Excerpt: ... morning of the month, and in the part of the psalms proper for that morning I read thus: ' The poor shall not always be forgotten; the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever. Up, Lord! and let not man have the upper hand." My reading was scarcely finished when the sweet and swelling sound of the organ reached my ears, which was soon blended with the voices of tuneful praise. Nothing on earth is so sweet and yet awful as these sounds, when they come upon us amid the deep and soft tranquillity of a country churchyard. I listened almost breathlessly till the sounds died away into silence, then, staff in hand, went again upon my way, with grateful and softened heart. THE JESUITS. An opinion prevails at present in this country, but even more generally, I believe, among continental Potestants, that at the present time the Jesuits are making more extensive, more vigorous, and more combined efforts for the universal empire which they no doubt once contemplated, than they have ventured upon for many years. On this account I shall say something about the origin and early progress of this celebrated society, condensing the subject from the elaborate episode concerning the Jesuits which may be found in "Robertson's History of Charles V." The Order of Jesuits was founded in the year 1540, by Ignatius Loyola, a man possessing more enthusiasm than talent, and quite fanatical in his religious opinions. The Pope at first refused his assent to the establishment of the order, but was afterwards moved to favour it, by the extreme devotion which it promised to the authority of the Roman Church, at a time when the exertions of Luther were causing so many to fall off in their allegiance, and also by the engagement of its members to go whithersoever they were sent...
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