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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.

Shakespeare,

ABEL.

Sluic'd out his innocent soul through streams of blood : Which blood, like sacrificing Abels, cries * * * * * * for justice.

RICHARD II. i. 1.

This be Damascus, be thou cursed Cain,
To slay thy brother Abel.

I HENRY VI. i. 3.

ABILITY.
The force of his own merit makes his way,
A gift that Heaven gives for him.

HENRY VIII. i. l.

ABRAHAM.
O Father Abraham, what these christians are !

MERCHANT OF VENICE, i. 3.

Sweet 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.

RICHA
RICHARD III. iv. 3.

ACCOUNT.
No reckoning made, but sent to my account,
With all my imperfections on my head.

HAMLET, i. 5.

And, how his audit stands, who knows, save Heaven?

HAMLET, iii. 3.

Holy Turit.

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.

MATTHEW, xxiii.

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 !

GENESIS, iv.

ABILITY. If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth.

1 PETER, iy.

ABRAHAM. Though Abraham be ignorant of us, Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer !

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Ye shall see Abraham, in the kingdom of God!

LUKE, xiii.

And he was carried, by the angels, into Abraham's bosom.

LUKE, xvi.

ACCOUNT.
Every one of us shall give account of himself to God !

Romans, xiv.

They shall give account to Him, that is ready to judge the quick and the dead !

1 PETER, iv.

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Shakespeare,

ACCOUNT—(continued).

What I speak,
My body shall make good upon this earth,
Or my divine soul answer it in heaven.

RICHARD II. i. 1.

ACTIONS.
To give us warrant from the hand of Heaven ;
And on our actions set the name of right,
With holy breath.

KING JOHN, v. 2.

ADAM.
Consideration, like an angel, came,
And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him,
Leaving his body as a Paradise.

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.

AFFLICTION

Had it pleas'd Heaven
To try me with affliction,
I should have found, in some part of my soul,
A drop of patience.

OTHELLO, iv. 2.

Holy writ.

ACCOUNT—(continued). I say unto you, Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

MATTHEW, xii.

ACTIONS. The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

I SAMUEL, ii.

ADAM. O merciful God! grant that the old Adam in these persons may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in them.

LITURGY, BAPTISM.

If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom.

JOB, xxxi.

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And when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression.

DEUTERONOMY, xxvi.

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