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  • Muses believe it our Duty to offer at his Tombe — in excuse for mine Madam I can only say I am very ill & have been dying this twelve month, that they want those Graces & that spiritt wch possible I might have drest em in had my health & dulling vapors permitted me, howeuer Madam they are left to your finer judgment to determin whether they are worthy the Honour of the

    A Memoir of Mrs. Behn

  • (Intended to be a denial of Presbyterianism.) (7) "Lastly wee desyer to geve untto all Superiors dew honour to preserve ye unity of ye spiritt w'th all ye feare God to have peace w'th all men what in us lyeth and wherein wee err to bee instructed by any."

    The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut

  • He quickly lost the character of a bold, stoute, and magnanimous man, which he had bene longe reputed to be, in worse tymes, and in his most prosperous season, fell under the reproch of beinge a man of bigg lookes, and of a meane and abjecte spiritt ....

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • Duke of Buckingham, after he had made some exsperiments of the temper and spiritt of the other people, nothinge to his satisfaction: from this tyme he prospered at the rate of his owne wishes, and beinge transplanted out of his cold barren Diocesse of S't Davids, into a warmer climate, he was left, as was sayd before, by that omnipotent

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • Without doubte, no man with more wickednesse ever attempted any thinge, or brought to passe what he desyred more wickedly, more in the face and contempt of religion and morall honesty, yet wickednesse as greate as his could never have accomplish'd those trophees without the assistance of a greate spiritt, an admirable circumspection and sagacity, and a most magnanimous resolution.

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • He was indeede a very wise man, and of greate partes, and possessed with the most absolute spiritt of popularity, that is the most absolute facultyes to governe the people, of any man

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • Thus it must be while the world lasts; and the very racks and scrues wherewith they aim to overcome the nobler spiritt onlie lift and reveal its power of exaltation above the heaviest gloom of circumstance.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction

  • Fox told him, in his usual fashion, "howe yt Christ had promised to his disciples to sende ym ye holy ghoast, ye spiritt of truth which shoulde leade ym into all truth which wee [Friends] witnessed and howe yt ye grace of God which brought salvation had appeared unto all men and was ye saintes teacher in ye Apostles days & soe it was nowe."

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • Grace from GOD the Father throught our Lord JESUS with perpetuall Encrease of his holie spiritt.

    The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous regiment of Women

  • Sir let mee say thus much to you, that your last sicknes did you not good alone, but many others also, obseruinge the Lords guidinge of your spiritt vnder it: I blesse the Lord I can truely say I gained by it; & I know some others that exprest the same.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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