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  • As language and expression were what we had in view, we excluded all considerations of invention by agreeing that the task should be a version of the eighteenth Psalm, which describes the descent of a Deity.
  • I never doubted, for instance, the existence of the Deity; that he made the world, and govern’d it by his Providence; that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man; that our souls are immortal; and that all crime will be punished, and virtue rewarded, either here or hereafter.

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  • has made prosperity his deity
  • for several hours I have been trying to comprehend that I am actually in the illustrious old city where ... Abraham held converse with the Deity
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad

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