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" To be the true Church militant; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery, And prove their doctrine orthodox, By apostolic blows and knocks; Call fire, and sword, and desolation,... "
The Cabinet: Or, Monthly Report of Polite Literature - Seite 43
1807
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1873 - 789 Seiten
...Infallible artillery, And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks ; C'all tire, and sword, and desolation A godly, thorough Reformation, Which always must be earned on And still be doing, never done ; As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be...
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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A.. Shaaber - 1959 - 462 Seiten
...knocks; Call fire and sword and desolation, A godly-thorough-Reformation, Which always must be carry'd on, And still be doing, never done: As if Religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended. The burlesque also has objects other than Puritanism. Chivalry, as in Don Quixote, and heroism, as...
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Catholic World, Band 120

1925
...its common-sense dissatisfaction, theoretically, with never arriving at the knowledge of the truth— "As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended"— in a life where man has to play his part, not as a mere reasoning anmal, but as a thinking, feeling,...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Band 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 Seiten
...Knocks, Call Fire and Sword and Desolation A godly-thorough-Reformation, Which always must be carry'd on, And still be doing, never done: As if Religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended. . . . There is not a point here which does not glance at some seventeenth-century doctrine, controversy,...
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Forty-Three Years Ago: Reflections on My Bhikkhu Ordination

Sangharakshita - 1993 - 64 Seiten
...even in Asia is in need of a thorough reformation — not, indeed, A godly, thorough Reformation... As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended, but a reformation in the sense of a restatement of fundamentals and an expression of that restatement...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 Seiten
...Infallible artillery; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks; 200 Call fire, and sword, and desolation, A godly thorough Reformation,...religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended, A sect whose chief devotion lies In odd perverse antipathies: In falling out with that or this, And...
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The English Civil Wars in the Literary Imagination

Claude J. Summers, Ted-Larry Pebworth - 1999 - 279 Seiten
...Butler would describe the endlessly busy spirit of parliamentarian reform in similar terms: "Call fire, and sword, and desolation / A godly, thorough reformation,...were intended / For nothing else but to be mended" (Samuel Butler, Hudibras, I. i. 199-204, in Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry, ed. Witherspoon and...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 Seiten
...their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery . . . As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended. 14 In particular - this is the positive development - natural science was making headway as a solid...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 Seiten
...knocks ; Call fire and sword and desolation, A godly-thorough-Reformation, Which always must be carry'd on, And still be doing, never done: As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended. A sect, whose chief devotion lies In odd perverse antipathies; In falling out with that or this, And...
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Utopia & Revolution: On the Origins of a Metaphor

Melvin Jonah Lasky - 726 Seiten
...principle of perpetual commotion at work. "Strange," he says, "that Reformation should be always doing, and never done" — As if Religion were intended, For nothing else, but to be mended . . . He offers a comprehensive chronicle of "the late grand Revolutions of Europe": with special attention...
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