The Free-thinker, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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A collection of essays by Dr. Boulter, Richard West, Dr. Gilbert Burnet, Henry Stephens, and Ambrose Philips.
  

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Page 71 - All those things are passed away like a shadow, and as a post that hasted by; and as a ship that passeth over the waves of the water, which when it is gone by, the trace thereof cannot be found, neither the pathway of the keel in the waves; or as when a bird hath flown through the air, there is no token of her way to be found, but the light air being beaten with the stroke of her wings, and parted with the violent noise and motion of them, is passed through, and therein afterwards no sign where she...
Page 320 - Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity laid in the balances together ! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea : Therefore my words are swallowed up. For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, The poison whereof drinketh up my spirit : The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Page 255 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Page 128 - Day minted out into Hours, the Industrious know how to employ every Piece of Time to a real Advantage in their different Professions: And he that is prodigal of his Hours, is, in Effect, a Squanderer of Money.
Page 70 - ... in the very dawn'; and the man (out of a million] who lingers on to the evening twilight, is not accounted happy. , The right ufe of this reflection is, not to make men regardlefs of pofterity; nor to flacken their diligence in the purfuit of any kind of knowledge...
Page 66 - Observation and Experience. He looks upon his Fellow-Creatures, who died about Noon, to be Happily delivered from the many...
Page 69 - Alas ! my friends, how did I once flatter myself with the hopes of abiding here for ever ; how magnificent are the cells which I hollowed out for myself; what confidence did I repose in the firmness and spring of my joints, and in the strength of my pinions ! But I have lived enough to nature, and even to glory. Neither will any of you, whom I leave behind, have equal satisfaction in life, in the dark, declining age, which 1 see is already begun.
Page 315 - Athenaia fled to her Aunt, by the Mother's fide ; who not only entertained her, as her Ward ; but gave her Protection, as a Virgin. This Lady conducted her to her Father's Sifter ; and, both the Aunts agreeing to undertake the Caufe of their fair Niece, they commenced a Suit againft her Brothers.. They acquainted the moft religious Princefs Pulcheria, of the fevere Ufage...
Page 31 - Submiflion ; not daring to lift up his Eyes, nor to call him Brother. THE Day after this Interview, Florio pretended, that he muft abfent himfelf from the Court, and make a Journey fecretly to marry a Princefs of a neighbouring Kingdom. But under this Pretence, he went to vifit his Mother ; to whom he related what he had done at Court ; and he fupply'd her, at the fame time, with a convenient Sum of Money, knowing me ftood in need of it.
Page 66 - To pursue the thought of this elegant writer, let us suppose one of the most robust of these flypanians, so famed in history, was in a manner coeval with time itself, that he began to exist at the break of day; and that from the uncommon strength of his constitution, he...

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