Category Archives: Quality of mercy

That Other Realm

A kind providence has placed in our breasts a hatred of the unjust and cruel, in order that we may preserve ourselves from cruelty and injustice. They who bear cruelty, are accomplices in it. The pretended gentleness which excludes that … Continue reading

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Thus Is Mercy Crucified

I hate him for he is a Christian. – Shylock _______ But mercy is above the sceptered sway,It is enthroned in the hearts of kings;It is an attribute to God himself;And earthy power doth then show likest God’sWhen mercy seasons … Continue reading

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Still Our Ancient Foe

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, … Continue reading

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The Vision of His Europe and His People

Could great men thunder   As Jove himself does, Jove would ne’er be quiet;For every pelting, petty officerWould use his heaven for thunder,Nothing but thunder. Merciful Heaven,Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt,Splits the unwedgeable and gnarled oakThan the soft myrtle. … Continue reading

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The People of Mercy

But mercy is above this sceptred sway; It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy … Continue reading

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Nearer to Thee

“We are the friend of popular government, but only so long as conservatism is the interest of the governing class.” – George Fitzhugh __________ H. C. McNeile, the author of the Bulldog Drummond adventure novels which were published in the … Continue reading

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The People of My House

“A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation; but as immediate separation is impossible the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together… Such separation, if it is ever to … Continue reading

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