The Resource The works of William Paley, D.D., archdeacon of Carlisle

The works of William Paley, D.D., archdeacon of Carlisle

The works of William Paley, D.D., archdeacon of Carlisle
The works of William Paley, D.D., archdeacon of Carlisle
"Among the many extraordinary men, who distinguished themselves in the early years of the present century, was William Paley, the subject of the following memoir--a man, whose fame no eulogium can increase, and whose talents no laboured notes need illustrate. He could not be an ordinary man whom contending factions united in honouring, whom high Tory bishops exalted when living, and whose works, when dead, a Whig ex-chancellor has endeavoured to illustrate with equal industry and talent. Paley's is one of those many great names of England's history, whose memory will remain as long as her language endures; for we shall find in proceeding through his works, that this great man laboured through life, with an industry which never tired, and a zeal never exhausted, in the best and holiest of causes; despising, by any compromise of principle, to catch an ephemeral notoriety, in which meaner souls would have gloried. He wrote thus eloquently, not for the thoughtless and the superficial, but for the ardent, the anxious searcher after truth: he was rewarded even in his lifetime by the approbation of his countrymen; and he has well secured for himself the plaudits of the great, and the good of all nations and after-ages. His life, to the talented yet obscure, is full of materials for abundant consolation and hope; for Paley owed all his fame, all his patrons, all his promotions, to his own unaided exertions. He had no powerful connections to push him forward--Practised no mean arts--did not excel in public speaking--had no strictly personal attractions --did not even write political papers. Neither did the opulence of his parents compensate for the obscurity of his other relations, since he was the only son of a country schoolmaster, whose living produced him at most thirty-five pounds a year. This book contains the works of Paley, which focus on theology and Christianity"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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.P35 1848
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The works of William Paley, D.D., archdeacon of Carlisle
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1 online resource (xvi, 934 p.
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