The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Bind 37–38


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Side 7 - May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing...
Side 272 - Where then shall Hope and Fear their objects find ? Must dull Suspense corrupt the stagnant mind? Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?
Side 37 - He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Side 93 - Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Side 38 - Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Side viii - Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state; But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.
Side 93 - As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
Side 270 - Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.
Side 118 - Moral precepts are precepts, the reasons of which we see: positive precepts are precepts, the reasons of which we do not see.* Moral duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. Positive duties do not arise out of the nature of the case, but from external command ; nor would they be duties at all, were it not for such command, received from him whose creatures and subjects we are.
Side 186 - We know, indeed, several of the general laws of matter; and a great part of the natural behaviour of living agents is reducible to general laws. But we know, in a manner, nothing, by what laws storms and tempests, earthquakes, famine, pestilence, become the instruments of destruction to mankind.

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