Reform Or Ruin: Take Your Choice!: In which the Conduct of the King: the Parliament, the Ministry, the Opposition, the Nobility and Gentry, the Bishops and Clergy, &c. &c. &c. is Considered. And that Reform Pointed Out, which Alone Can Save the

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Стр. 39 - Come and let us return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon us ; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Стр. 24 - If you are difhoneft, do not you loofe your characters ? If you are honeft, and contented, and diligent, do you not find you are happy ? By being happy ^ I dont mean that you have every thing you want, or that you have no ficknefs or forrow ! — that is fuch happinefs, as does not fall to the lot of any body in this world. Whatever you may think, the King upon his throne has more cares and vexations than you have. Many and many a night, when you are found...
Стр. 14 - ... remedy which is required, namely, " a thorough reform ;" not such as had been proposed by some persons, a reform in parliament, or the lessening of the power of the crown, or abolishing tithes, or establishing a republic on the French plan, — all which schemes Mr. Bowdler discusses shortly, — but " A THOROUGH REFORM OF PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES AMONG ALL RANKS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE KINGDOM.
Стр. 38 - Juftice ; the Factions and Divifions ; the Venality and Corruption ; the Avarice and Profufion of all Ranks and Degrees among us ; the total want of Public Spirit, and ardent...
Стр. 38 - So many passages and circumstances cannot be particularly foretold unless particularly revealed : but in the general, without the spirit of prophecy, it is no difficult matter to perceive when cities and kingdoms are tending towards their final period and dissolution. There...
Стр. 38 - ... and debauchery in low life, and above all, that barefaced ridicule of all virtue and decency, and that scandalous neglect, and I wish I could not say contempt, of all public worship and religion ; when we consider these things, these signs of the times, the stoutest and most sanguine of us all must tremble at the natural and probable consequences of them.
Стр. 36 - In it thou (halt not do any work, thou, nor thy fon, nor thy daughter, thy man fervant, nor thy maid fervant, nor thy cattle, nor thy ftranger that is within thy g^tes.
Стр. 40 - Afiyrian empire perifhed with Sardanapalus ; when Babylon was furprized by Cyrus ; when Darius was overthrown by Alexander ; when Greece fell under the dominion of the Romans ; when thefe laft were overwhelmed by the Northern nations, and when Conftantinople was taken by the Turks. Every man, who has the profperity of his country at heart...
Стр. 40 - ... day; the same vices which provoke divine vengeance, preparing the way for its execution. Such were the characteristics of the ancient people of God in the times preceding their several captivities. Such was the case when the old Assyrian empire perished with Sardanapalus ; when Babylon was surprised by Cyrus ^ when Darius was overthrown by Alexander; when Greece fell under the dominion of the Romans ; when these last were overwhelmed by the northern nations ; and when Constantinople was taken...
Стр. 6 - Speech, and the largeft Promifes. And who would this be ? — Why he, that, having neither Property nor Character to lofe, was ready to fay any thing to get into the Houfe, in hopes of being paid for breaking every Promife he had made.

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