Quotes by Beilby Porteus

Beilby Porteus

English Bishop and reformer

Alive from: 1731-1809

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    But chiefly Thou, Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from Heaven To bleed for man, to teach him how to live, And, oh! still harder lesson! how to die.
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    Envy, eldest born of hell, embru'd Her hands in blood, and taught the sons of men To make which nature never made, And God abhorr'd.
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    Friend to the wretch whom every friend forsakes, I woo thee, Death! Life and its joys I leave to those that prize them. Hear me, 0 gracious God! At Thy good time let Death approach; I reck not, let him but come in genuine form, not with Thy vengeance armed, too much for man to bear.
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    In sober state,
    Through the sequestered vale of rural life,
    The venerable patriarch guileless held
    The tenor of his way.
    Source: Death: A Poetical Essay
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    Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.
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    One murder made a villain, Millions a hero. Princes were privileg'd To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime. Ah! why will kings forget that they are men, And men that they are brethren?
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    Through the sequester'd vale of rural life The venerable patriarch guileless held The tenor of his way.
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    Twas not enough By subtle fraud to snatch a single life; Puny impiety! whole kingdoms fell To sate the lust of power: more horrid still, The foulest stain and scandal of our nature, Became its boast. One murder made a villain; Millions a hero.
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