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We will now proceed to shew, by demonstration similar to the preceding, viz. his own writings, that he was a true and worthy member of the Reformed Church of England.
This we do by placing, in juxtaposition with his own religious sentences, corresponding passages from Holy Writ; thereby proving how versed he was in the Scriptures, as exemplified by the similitude of his religious sentences to the passages drawn from the Bible, and the Liturgy of the Church of England.
ABEL. Sluic'd out his innocent soul through streams of blood : Which blood, like sacrificing Abels, cries
* for justice.
RICHARD II, i. l.
This be Damascus, be thou cursed Cain,
I HENRY VI. i. 3.
HENRY VIII. i. 1.
MERCHANT OF VENICE, i. 3.
peace conduct his sweet soul to the bosom Of good old Abraham !
RICHARD II. iv. 1.
The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom.
RICHARD III. iv. 3.
HAMLET, i. 5.
And, how his audit stands, who knows, save Heaven ?
HAMLET, iii. 3.
ABEL. Upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth ; from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias whom ye slew.
And the Lord said, What hast thou done ? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground; and now art thou cursed from the earth !
any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth.
1 PETER, iv.
ABRAHAM. Though Abraham be ignorant of us, Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer !
Ye shall see Abraham, in the kingdom of God!
And he was carried, by the angels, into Abraham's bosom.
Every one of us shall give account of himself to God!
They shall give account to Him, that is ready to judge the quick and the dead !
1 PETER, iv.
What I speak,
RICHARD II. i. 1.
KING John, v. 2.
HENRY V. i. 1.
I would not marry her, though she were endowed with all that Adam had left him before he transgressed.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ii. 1.
Here feel we but the penalty of Adam.
AS YOU LIKE IT, ii. 1.
Had it pleas'd Heaven
OTHELLO, iv. 2.