William Augustus Muhlenberg

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William Augustus Muhlenberg

William Augustus Muhlenberg (16 September 17968 April 1877) was an American philanthropist and Protestant Episcopal clergyman, father of the Ritualist movement in Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

Quotes[edit]

  • I would not live alway: I ask not to stay
    Where storm after storm rises dark o’er the way.
    • I would not live alway (published 1826), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • That heavenly music! what is it I hear?
    The notes of the harpers ring sweet in mine ear.
    And, see, soft unfolding those portals of gold,
    The King all arrayed in his beauty behold!
    • I would not live alway (published 1826), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The head should not be furnished at the expense of the heart.
    • AN ADDRESS, Delivered by WM. AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG, after a public examination of the Students of the Institute at Flushing, L.I., July 28, 1831.
  • Religion should never be held to account for inferior scholarship.
    • "The Development of the School Idea in American Church Life," in Dr. Muhlenberg by William Wilberforce Newton, 1890.

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AN ADDRESS, Delivered by WM. AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG, after a public examination of the Students of the Institute at Flushing, L.I., July 28, 1831.

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