Political economy, and the philosophy of government; a series of essays selected from the works of m. de Sismondi, transl (Google eBook)

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John Chapman, 1847 - 455 pages
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Page 109 - ... godliness hath promise of the life that now is," as well as of that which is to come.
Page 471 - We state Fichte's character, as it is known and admitted by men of all parties among the Germans, when we say that so robust an intellect, a soul so calm, so lofty, massive, and immovable, has not mingled in philosophical discussion since the time of Luther.
Page 156 - Rent is that portion of the produce of the earth, which is paid to the landlord for the use of the original and indestructible powers of the soil.
Page 467 - Professor Norton has devoted a whole volume full of ingenious reasoning and solid learning, to show that the Gnostic sects of the second century admitted in general the same sacred books with the orthodox Christians. However doubtful may be his complete success, he has made out a strong case, which, as far as it goes, is one of the most valuable confutations of the extreme German ^wfi^ovTir, an excellent subsidiary contribution to the proof of the ' genuineness of the Scriptures.
Page 460 - Whoever reads these volumes without any reference to the German, must be pleased with the easy, perspicuous, idiomatic, and harmonious force of the English style. But he will be still more satisfied when, on turning to the original, he finds that the rendering is word for word, thought for thought, and sentence for sentence. In preparing so beautiful a rendering as the present, the...
Page 471 - With great satisfaction we welcome this first English translation of an author who occupies the most exalted position as a profound and original thinker ; as an irresistible orator in the cause of what he believed to be truth ; as a thoroughly honest and heroic man. The appearance of any of his works in our language is, we believe, a perfect novelty These orations i are admirably fitted for their purpose ; so grand is the position taken by the lecturer, and so irresistible their eloquence.
Page 469 - CHARACTERISTICS OF MEN OF GENIUS; A series of Biographical, Historical, and Critical Essays, selected by permission, chiefly from the North American Review, with Preface, by JOHN CHAPMAN.
Page 463 - It has, indeed, with regard to himself, in its substance, though not in its arrangement, an almost dramatic character; so clearly and strongly is the living, thinking, active man projected from the face of the records which he has left.
Page 468 - Catholicism at least inform and with but a partial success ; an attempt will now be made to restore the word Catholic to its primitive significance, in its application to this Series, and to realize the idea of Catholicism in SPIRIT. It cannot be hoped that each volume of the Series will be essentially Catholic, and not partial, in its nature, for...
Page 190 - ... below him, who regulates his production by his consumption, who eats his own corn, drinks his own wine, is clothed with his own flax and wool, cares little about knowing the price of the market ; for he has little to sell, and little to buy, and is never ruined by the revolutions of commerce.

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