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Page 388 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Page 335 - Truth is the cry of all, but the game of a few. Certainly, where it is the chief passion, it doth not give way to vulgar cares and views ; nor is it contented with a little ardour in the early time of life ; active, perhaps, to pursue, but not so fit to weigh and revise. He that would make a real progress in knowledge must dedicate his age as well as youth, the later growth as well as first fruits, at the altar of Truth.
Page 399 - if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel
Page 396 - Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
Page 118 - Whether money is to be considered as having an intrinsic value, or as being a commodity, a standard, a measure, or a pledge, as is variously suggested by writers ? And whether the true idea of money, as such, be not altogether that of a ticket or counter ? pounded proportion, directly as the demand, and reciprocally as the plenty ? 25.
Page 293 - There is a certain analogy, constancy, and uniformity in the phenomena or appearances of nature, which are a foundation for general rules : and these are a grammar for the understanding of nature, or that series of effects in the visible world whereby we are enabled to foresee what will come to pass in the natural course of things.
Page 277 - Anchises atque ordine singula pandit. 'principio caelum ac terras camposque liquentes lucentemque globum Lunae Titaniaque astra Spiritus intus alit, totamque infusa per artus mens agitat molem, et magno se corpore miscet.
Page 252 - The seeds of things seem to lie latent in the air, ready to appear and produce their kind, whenever they light on a proper matrix. The extremely small seeds of fern, mosses, mushrooms, and some other plants are concealed and wafted about in the air, every part whereof seems replete with seeds of one kind or other. The whole atmosphere seems alive. There is every where acid to corrode, and seed to engender. Iron will rust, and mold will grow in all places.
Page 303 - There is, according to those philosophers, a life infused throughout all things : the iriip votpbv, irvp Ti\vtKov, an intellectual and artificial fire,* an inward principle, animal spirit, or natural life, producing and forming within, as art doth without, regulating, moderating, and reconciling, the various motions, qualities, and parts, of this mundane system.