The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog: And the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd, Volume 5

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T. Richards, 1885
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Page 13 - Amid the mysteries which become the more mysterious the more they are thought about, there will remain the ONE absolute certainty, that he is ever in the presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed.
Page 22 - Upon himself; horror and doubt distract His troubled thoughts, and from the bottom stir The hell within him; for within him hell He brings, and round about him, nor from hell One step, no more than from himself, can fly, By change of place...
Page 39 - And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Page 10 - The cruelty of a Fijian god who, represented as devouring the souls of the dead, may be supposed to inflict torture during the process, is small compared with the cruelty of a god who condemns men to tortures which are eternal...
Page 33 - ... trifling importance,- the rudiments which he retains, and the abnormal reversions to which he is occasionally liable,- are facts which cannot be disputed. They have long been known, but until recently they told us nothing with respect to the origin of man. Now when viewed by the light of our knowledge of the whole organic world, their meaning is unmistakable.
Page 10 - existence needed no honouring by its inhabitants, should be seized with a craving for' praise ; and having created mankind, should be angry with them if they do not perpetually tell him how great he is. As fast as men escape from that glamour of early impressions which prevents them from thinking, they will refuse to imply a trait of character which is the reverse of worshipful. Similarly with the logical-incongruities more and more conspicuous to growing intelligence.
Page 23 - They all attributed a double sense to the words of scripture ; the one obvious and literal, the other hidden and mysterious, which lay concealed, as it were, under the veil of the outward letter. The former they treated with the utmost neglect, and turned the whole force of their genius and application to unfold the latter...
Page 33 - He who is not content to look, like a savage, at the phenomena of nature as disconnected, cannot any longer believe that man is the work of a separate act of creation. He will be forced to admit that the close resemblance of the embryo of man to that, for instance, of a dog...
Page 35 - Gen. 3. — Afterwards other mortal issue was begotten, whose names were Phos, Pur, and Phlox (ie Light, Fire, and Flame). These found out the way of generating fire by the rubbing of pieces of wood against each other, and taught men the use thereof. Gen. 4. — The fourth generation consists of giants. Gen. 5. — With reference to the fifth he mentions the existence of communal marriage, and that Usous ' consecrated two pillars to Fire and Wind, and bowed ' down to them, and poured out to them...
Page 10 - The visiting on Adam's descendants, through hundreds of generations, dreadful penalties for a small transgression which they did not commit ; the damning of all men who do not avail themselves of an alleged mode of obtaining forgiveness, which most men have never heard of; and...

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