Pleasantries, in rhyme and prose (Google eBook)

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Page vii - But most by numbers judge a poet's song, And smooth or rough with them is right or wrong . In the bright Muse though thousand charms conspire, Her voice is all these tuneful fools admire...
Page 47 - ... he who made us at the beginning to subsist here, sensible intelligent beings, and for several years continued us in such a state, can and will restore us to the like state of sensibility in another world...
Page vii - Who haunt Parnassus but to please their ear, Not mend their minds, as some to church repair, Not for the doctrine but the music there...
Page 47 - All the great ends of morality and religion are well enough secured without philosophical proofs of the soul's immateriality...
Page 41 - Nature's grea. plan, Who designed man to act as the brother of man ! Though deceived by a friend, let him see what he'll gain, When the impulse of anger he learns to restrain ; Though great the offence, oh ! forgive if you can. For revenge is a monster disgraceful to man. Think the chapter of life oft'reverscs the scene.
Page 47 - It is a point which seems to me to be put out of the reach of our knowledge : and he who will give himself leave to consider freely, and look into the dark and intricate part of each hypothesis, will scarce find his reason able to determine him fixedly for or against the soul's materiality...

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