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Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860
Limited preview - 1983
action affections agita animals apparent magnitude arising arts bcen beauty benevolent Bishop Berkeley body causes cerning character chiefly civil color conduct consequence constitution Creator cultivation denominated derived distinct duty embraced emotions examples excite exercise existence expression external objects feeling fluence frequently habits happiness heart hieroglyphic Hudibras human nature ideas images imagination immediately important impression improvement impulse infinite influence injury internal sensation labor language laws LECTURE lence mankind manners marriage means ment mind moral constitution moral sense motives nations necessity nerves nervous nervous system nexion noble observation olfactory nerves operations optic nerve organs original passions peculiar perceive perceptions perfect perhaps philosophers pleasure population possess prescience present principles propensities reason relations render result ridiculous Samuel Stanhope Smith sensible sentiments society soul sounds species spirit sublime taste tendency thought tion truth variety various vibration virtue virtuous volition whole writers
Page 8 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 23 - Grcece with the objects of a superstitious veneration. 5. The last rule which I mention is, " that the testimony of our senses, and of all our simple perceptions, ought to be admitted as true, and no ulterior evidence be required of the reality, or the nature of the facts which they confirm.
Page 324 - Having experienced, in some instance, a particular conduct to be beneficial to ourselves, or observed that it would be so, a sentiment of approbation rises up in our minds, which sentiment afterwards accompanies the idea or mention of the same conduct, although the private advantage which first excited it no longer exist.!
Page 321 - They remark, from authentic accounts of historians and travellers, that there is scarcely a single vice which, in some age or country of the world, has not been countenanced by public opinion: that in one country it is esteemed an office of piety in children to sustain their aged parents; in another, to dispatch them out of the way...
Page 8 - Philosophy (1812), comprehended "those principles on the subjects of jurisprudence, politics and public law or the law of nature and nations, with which every man ... in a free country ought to be acquainted.
Page 9 - , he explains, " is an investigation of the constitution and laws of nature, both in the physical and moral world, so far as the powers of the human mind, unaided by the light of revelation, are competent to discover them.
Page 8 - And also to the act, entitled, " An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 19 - ... different climates, the same general laws of duty may be applied to them all, subject only to such modifications as shall be found to arise out of their respective states of society, or the diversity of their mutual relations. In the philosophy of man the same rules ought to be observed which have been followed in natural philosophy ever since the age of the great Newton, with so much advantage to the science. 1. "That no law should be admitted on hypothesis but should rest solely on an induction...