How to Observe: Morals and Manners (Google eBook)

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Harper, 1838 - Ethics - 202 pages
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Page 176 - Guid faith he mauna fa' that ! For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that, The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a' that. Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that ; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Page 188 - He that questioneth much, shall learn much, and content much ; but especially if he apply his questions to the skill of the persons whom he asketh : for he shall give them occasion to please themselves in speaking, and himself shall continually gather knowledge. But let his questions not be troublesome ; for that is fit for a poser.
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Page 176 - Tis the sublime of man, Our noontide majesty, to know ourselves Parts and proportions of one wondrous whole ! This fraternizes man, this constitutes Our charities and bearings. But 'tis God Diffused through all, that doth make all one whole ; This the worst superstition, him except Aught to desire, Supreme Reality!
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