An Account of Virtue

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B. Tooke, 1701 - Virtue
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Page 75 - WhKper of a Divine 6,8. Law: but indeed the Voice of it is more clear and audible in the intelledual State. And whereas in that inferior Region, the Cafe is often fo uncertain, and...
Page 4 - Lastly, it must be agreed, that the desires of the Soul fly not to their Object, as it is intelligible, but as it is good or congruous, or grateful, or at least tending to these ends; and so filling the mind with all the joys and pleasures it can comprehend.
Page 151 - Tis by this the Soul relisheth what is simply the best; thither it tends, and in that alone it has its Joy and Triumph. Hence we are instructed how to set God before our Eyes; to love him above all; to adhere to him as the supremest Good; to consider him as the Perfection of all Reason, of all Beauty, of all Love; how all was made by his Power, and that all is upheld by his Providence. Hence also is the Soul taught how to affect and admire the Creation, and all the Parcels of it; as they share in...
Page 258 - Knowledge, touching God, the Soul's Immortality, and the Conduct of Life and Good Manners, has been doubted by no Man. And that it went from him, into the Schools of Aristotle, and so deriv'd and diffus'd, almost into the whole World, is in like manner attested by all.
Page 4 - But that Virtue is natural to human Nature, and born as a Twin therewith, is manifest, as well because Man's Soul is a rational Being, as because Righteousness or perfect Virtue (as we are told by Divine Revelation) is immortal; and that it was sin only that brought Death into the World. For since the State of Innocence was to have been eternal, this plainly shews, that such a state was most perfect and most natural.
Page 167 - Wills, to shake off, or gradually destroy those ill Desires, with which they are beset; and by the help of Heaven, to assert that Liberty, which is most suitable to a Creature made by God's Image, and a partaker of Divine Sense.18 Thus it is that man may truly obtain happiness through the vanquishing of his alien brutish inclinations.
Page 175 - And furely he does always judge and determine of things according as they are j that is to fay, of a contingent thing, as it is contingent ; and of a neceflary thing as it is neceflary. Whence it comes to pafs, that thofe things which are contingent and proceed from a free principle of acting, are allowed to be feen by God's confent. " But, not to confine God's omnifcience within...

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