|Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.|
Acts. XXVI. 28.
|Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded.|
That all the Apostles would have done as they did.
ByronDon Juan. Canto I. St. 83.
|His Christianity was muscular.|
Benj. DisraeliEndymion. Ch. XIV.
|A Christian is God Almightys gentleman.|
J. C. and A. W. HareGuesses at Truth.
|Look in, and see Christs chosen saint|
In triumph wear his Christ-like chain;
No fear lest he should swerve or faint;
His life is Christ, his death is gain.
KebleChristian Year. St. Luke. The Evangelist.
|Now it is not good for the Christians health|
To hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles and the Aryan smiles, and it weareth the Christian down.
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white
With the name of the late deceased
And the epitaph drear: A fool lies here
Who tried to hustle the East.
KiplingNaulahka. Heading of Ch. V.
| What was invented two thousand years ago was the spirit of Christianity.|
Gerald Stanley LeeCrowds. Bk. II. Ch. XVIII.
|Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought|
The better fight.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VI. L. 29.
| Persons of mean understandings, not so inquisitive, nor so well instructed, are made good Christians, and by reverence and obedience, implicity believe, and abide by their belief.|
MontaigneEssays. Of Vain Subleties.
|Yes,rather plunge me back in pagan night,|
And take my chance with Socrates for bliss,
Than be the Christian of a faith like this,
Which builds on heavenly cant its earthly sway,
And in a convert mourns to lose a prey.
MooreIntolerance. L. 68.
|Tolle crucem, qui vis auferre coronam.|
Take up the cross if thou the crown wouldst gain.
St. Paulinus, Bishop of Nola.
|Yet still a sad, good Christian at the heart.|
PopeMoral Essay. Ep. II. L. 68.
| You are Christians of the best edition, all picked and culled.|
RabelaisWorks. Bk. IV. Ch. L.
|Plant neighborhood and Christian-like accord|
In their sweet bosoms.
Henry V. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 381.
|O father Abram, what these Christians are,|
Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
The thoughts of others.
Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 162.
|The Hebrew will turn Christian: he grows kind.|
Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 179.
|My daughter! O, my ducats! O, my daughter!|
Fled with a Christian! O my Christian ducats.
Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 8. L. 15.
|If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife,|
Become a Christian and thy loving wife.
Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 20.
| This making of Christians will raise the price of hogs: if we grow all to be pork-eaters, we shall not shortly have a rasher on the coals for money.|
Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 24.
| For in converting Jews to Christians, you raise the price of pork.|
Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 38.
|It is spoke as Christians ought to speak.|
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 103.
|A virtuous and a Christian-like conclusion,|
To pray for them that have done scathe to us.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 316.
| Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has.|
Twelfth Night. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 88.
|I thank the goodness and the grace|
Which on my birth have smiled,
And made me, in these Christian days
A happy Christian child.
Jane TaylorChilds Hymn of Praise.
|Vide, inquiunt ut invicem se diligant.|
See how these Christians love one another.
TertullianApologeticus. Ch. XXIX. Claimed also for Julian the Apostate.
|Lord, I ascribe it to Thy grace,|
And not to chance, as others do,
That I was born of Christian race.
WattsDivine Songs for Children. (Jane Taylors lines are popularly ascribed to Watts.)
| Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.|
Daniel WebsterSpeech at Plymouth. Dec. 22, 1820. Vol. I. P. 44.
|A Christian is the highest style of man.|
YoungNight Thoughts. Night IV. L. 788.