Tuesday - July 16, 2019

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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[.] AGGENERA'TION, n. [L. ad and generatio.] The state of growing to another. [Not used.]


[.] DEGENERATION, n. [.] 1. A growing worse, or losing of good qualities; a decline from the virtue and worth of ancestors; a decay of the natural good qualities of the species; a falling from a more excellent state to one of less worth, either in the natural or moral ...


[.] GENERA'TION, n. The act of begetting; procreation, as of animals. [.] 1. Production; formation; as the generation of sounds or of curves or equations. [.] 2. A single succession in natural descent, as the children of the same parents; hence, an age. Thus we ...


[.] PROGENERA'TION, n. The act of begetting; propagation. [Not used.]


...eology, new birth by the grace of God; that change by which the will and natural enmity of man to God and his law are subdued, and a principle of supreme love to God and his law, or holy affections, are implanted in the heart. [.] He saved us by the washing of regeneration ...

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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STRANGE, a. [L.]

1. Foreign; belonging to anther country.

I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers tongues. [This sense is nearly obsolete.

2. Not domestic; belonging to others.

So she impatient her own faults to see, turns from herself, and in strange things delights. [Nearly obsolete.]

3. New; not before known, heard or seen. The former custom was familiar; the latter was new and strange to them. Hence,

4. Wonderful; causing surprise; exciting curiosity. It is strange that men will not receive improvement, when it is shown to be improvement.

Sated at length, ere long I might perceive strange alteration in me.

5. Odd; unusual; irregular; not according to the common way.

Hes strange and peevish.

6. Remote. [Little used.]

7. Uncommon; unusual.

This made David to admire the law of god at that strange rate.

8. Unacquainted.

They were now at a gage, looking strange at one another.

9. Strange is sometimes uttered by way of exclamation.

Strange! What extremes should thus preserve the snow, high on the Alps, or in deep caves below.

This is an elliptical expression for it is strange.

STRANGE, v.t. To alienate; to estrange. [Not in use.]


1. To wonder; to be astonished. [Not in use.]

2. To be estranged or alienated. [Not in use.]

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