Aristotle's treatise on rhetoric, literally tr. with notes, by a graduate of the University. To which is added An analysis of Aristotle's Rhetoric, by T. Hobbes. [With] Analytical questions on Aristotle's Rhetoric (Google eBook)

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Page 88 - This law of nature, being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; 1 and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original.
Page 153 - As when some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man, that it doth draw All his affects, his spirits, and his powers, In their confluctions, all to run one way, This may be truly said to be a humour.
Page 248 - Here thou, great ANNA ! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take and sometimes tea.
Page 100 - It is true there is an obligation which a compact carries with it, equal hi point of conscience to that of a law; but then the original of the obligation is different.
Page 215 - And, Sir, as to metaphorical expression, that is a great excellence in style, when it is used with propriety, for it gives you two ideas for one ; conveys the meaning more luminously, and generally with a perception of delight.
Page 89 - Wrongs are divisible into two sorts or species: private wrongs and public wrongs. The former are an infringement or privation of the private or civil rights belonging to individuals, considered as individuals ; and are thereupon frequently termed civil injuries; the latter are a breach and violation of public rights and duties, which affect the whole community, considered as a community ; and are distinguished by the harsher appellation of crimes and misdemeanors.
Page 93 - that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the utmost severity,' did not extend to the surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street in a fit.
Page 186 - What beast was it then, That made you break this enterprise to me ? When you durst do it, then you were a man ; And, to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. Nor time, nor place, Did then adhere, and yet you would make both : They have made themselves, and that their fitness Does unmake you.
Page 324 - X. Of Pity, or Compassion. PITY is a perturbation of the mind, arising from the apprehension of hurt or trouble to another that doth not deserve it. and which he thinks may happen to himself, or his. And because it appertains to Pity, to think that he, or his may fall into the misery he pities in others, it follows that they be most compassionate, Who have passed through Misery.

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