Dodd's Church History Of England, Vol. 1: From The Commencement Of The Sixteenth Century To The Revolution In 1688; With Notes, Additions, And A Continuation (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Dodd's Church History of England, Vol. 1: From the Commencement of the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution in 1688; With Notes, Additions, and a ContinuationThere are so many obstacles in the way, which hinder both authors and readers from making their labours profitable either to themselves, or to the rest of man kind, that it is as hard a task to prescribe rules to the one, as it is...
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to please the other. So many things hap pen to bias our opinions, and vitiate our taste, that the strongest resolutions of impartiality will prove insigni ficant, unless we be carefully guarded against those temptations, whereby men are not only daily surprised, but, as it were, driven, into errors and mistakes. Igno rance, education, religion, passion, and party-dis putes, are in a kind of confederacy toseduce mankind. Under their inﬂuences, we become both writers and readers, and place ourselves on the bench of judges; though, for the most part, but very indiﬂ'erently qua lified. Three things are required to complete the character of a judge - authority, skill, and integrity. Without authority, his sentence is void; without skill, it is rash; and without integrity, it is'unjust. I will not dispute the common right of opining, where nature seems to have given a general commission: but the other two qualifications are frequently wanting.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.