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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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OCCA'SIONING, ppr. s as z. Causing incidentally or otherwise.

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OCCA'SIONING, ppr. s as z. Causing incidentally or otherwise.

OC-CA'SION-ING, ppr. [s as z.]

Causing incidentally as otherwise.

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OCCA'SIONING, participle present tense s as z. Causing incidentally or otherwise.

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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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GLOSS, n. [Gr. the tongue, and a strap. L. has glossa, a tongue, and interpretation. In Heb. signifies to shine, but from the sense of smoothness. L. lustro; Eng. luster.]

1. Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; as the gloss of silk; cloth is calendared to give it a gloss.

2. A specious appearance or representation; external show that may mislead opinion.

It is no part of my secret meaning to set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford.

3. An interpretation artfully specious.

4. Interpretation; comment; explanation; remark intended to illustrate a subject.

All this, without a gloss or comment,

He would unriddle in a moment.

Explaining the text in short glosses.

5. A literal translation.

GLOSS, v.t. To give a superficial luster to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth by the calendar; to gloss mahogany.

1. To explain; to render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate.

2. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious representation.

You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.

GLOSS, v.i. To comment; to write or make explanatory remarks.

1. To make sly remarks.

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