believer

“I am sorry you are not a

believer

,” he continued; “that some unbeliever should have got hold of you and unsettled your mind.

The letter had about every demerit of party letters in general; it was expressed with the energy of a

believer

; it was personal; it was a little more than half unfair, and about a quarter untrue.

He had resolved from the first to tell her two things–that he was not chaste as she was, and that he was not a

believer

. It was agonizing, but he considered he ought to tell her both these facts.

Then burst forth the unending argument between the

believers

and the unbelievers in the societies of the wise and the scientific journals.

for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the

believers

in a living God always ascribe to him?

The good and just hate thee, and call thee their enemy and despiser; the

believers

in the orthodox belief hate thee, and call thee a danger to the multitude.

Thus,

believers

and unbelievers, the learned and the ignorant, alike had their eyes fixed on the doctor, and he became the lion of the day, without knowing that he carried such a mane.

A husband that doth not like his wife may easily find means to make the marriage void, and, what is worse, may dismiss the second wife with less difficulty than he took her, and return to the first; so that marriages in this country are only for a term of years, and last no longer than both parties are pleased with each other, which is one instance how far distant these people are from the purity of the primitive

believers

, which they pretend to have preserved with so great strictness.

At first, indeed, I pretended that I was describing the imaginary experiences of a fictitious person; but my enthusiasm soon forced me to throw off all disguise, and finally, in a fervent peroration, I exhorted all my hearers to divest themselves of prejudice and to become

believers

in the Third Dimension.

Like most savages they are firm

believers

in dreams, and in the power and efficacy of charms and amulets, or medicines as they term them.

‘that all true

believers

break their eggs at the convenient end.’

“Brother Ferrier,” he said, taking a seat, and eyeing the farmer keenly from under his light-coloured eyelashes, “the true

believers

have been good friends to you.

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