The Life of William Wilberforce, Volumen 1


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Página 363 - And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
Página 105 - Finally, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbour as thyself ; for this is the whole of the law and the prophets, and none other commandment is greater than these.
Página 38 - That the influence of the Crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:
Página 54 - what seemed a mere shrimp, mount upon the table, but, as I listened, he grew and grew, until the shrimp became a whale.
Página 89 - It was not so much the fear of punishment by which I was affected, as a sense of my great sinfulness in having so long neglected the unspeakable mercies of my God and Saviour ; and such was the effect which this thought produced, that for months I was in a state of the deepest depression, from strong convictions of my guilt. Indeed nothing which I have ever read in the accounts of others exceeded what I then felt.
Página 151 - I well remember, after a conversation in the open air at the root of an old tree at Pitt's, at Holwood, just above the steep descent into the vale of Keston, I resolved to give notice on a fit occasion in the House of Commons of my intention to bring the subject forward.
Página 219 - Europe, were under great and serious obligations to the hon. gentleman for having brought forward the subject in a manner the most masterly, impressive, and eloquent. The principles," he said, " were so well laid down, and supported with so much force and order, that it equalled any thing he had heard in modern times, and was not perhaps to be surpassed in the remains of Grecian eloquence.
Página 149 - God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.
Página 11 - there was always a great Yorkshire pie in his rooms, and all were welcome to partake of it. My rooms and his," says Mr. Gisborne, " were back to back, and often -when I was raking out my fire at ten o'clock, I heard his melodious voice calling aloud to me to come and sit with him before I went to bed. It was a dangerous thing to do, for his amusing conversation was sure to keep me up so late that I was behind-hand the next morning.
Página 11 - Their object seemed to be, to make and keep me idle. If ever I appeared studious, they would say to me, ' Why in the world should a man of your fortune trouble himself with fagging ? ' I was a good classic, and acquitted myself well in the college examinations ; but mathematics, which my mind greatly needed, I almost entirely neglected, and was told that I was too clever to require them. Whilst my companions were reading hard and attending lectures, card parties and idle amusements consumed my time....

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