The Remedy for Duelling: A Sermon, Delivered Before the Presbytery of Long-Island, at the Opening of Their Session, at Aquebogue, April 16, 1806

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Sold at the Theological and classical bookstore of Williams and Whiting, 1809 - Dueling - 48 pages
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Page 26 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 32 - Shall I not visit for these things ? saith the Lord : shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Page 40 - Wash you, make you clean ; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; Cease to do evil; learn to do well; Seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Page 4 - If you thus behave yourselves, and so become a terror to evil doers and a praise to them that do well...
Page 2 - And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off ; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
Page 5 - And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
Page 6 - Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death : but he shall be surely put to death.
Page 37 - Every year the duellist is cutting down the neighbor of somebody. Every year, and many times in the year, a father is brought dead or dying to his family, or a son laid breathless at the feet of his parents ; and every year you are patronizing by your votes...
Page 37 - ... would you then think the crime a small one ? Would you honor with your confidence, and elevate to power by your vote, the guilty monster ? And what would you think of your...
Page 36 - And now let me ask you solemnly ; with these considerations in view, will you persist in your attachment to these guilty men ? Will you any longer, either deliberately or thoughtlessly, vote for them ? Will you renounce allegiance to your maker, and cast the bible behind your back? Will you confide in men void of the fear of God and destitute of moral principle? Will you intrust life to MURDERERS — liberty to DESPOTS?

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