History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume 2

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Harper & brothers, 1918 - Europe

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Page 267 - Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.
Page 240 - He was permitted to dine, with the family; but he was expected to content himself with the plainest fare. He might fill himself with the corned beef and the carrots : but, as soon as the tarts and cheesecakes made their appearance, he quitted his seat, and stood aloof till he was summoned to return thanks for the repast, from a great part of which he had been excluded...
Page 268 - The change of motion is proportional to the motive force impressed; and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impressed.
Page 256 - ... the separation of the sun from the planets, with which he has so many affections in common, is likewise a harsh step : and the introduction of so many immovable bodies into nature, as when he makes the sun and the stars immovable, the bodies which are peculiarly lucid and radiant ; and his making the moon adhere to the earth in a sort of epicycle; and some other things which he assumes, are proceedings which mark a man who thinks nothing of introducing fictions of any kind into nature, provided...
Page 34 - Cholmeley, had permitted it to be converted, from a free grammar-school, into a mere charity school, in which the children of the poor were taught to read English, and to write, upon the plan adopted in the national schools ; that the master, though he received a salary of £250, did not devote his time to the business of the school, but employed for that purpose an illiterate person as usher ; that, instead of considering the school as the primary object...
Page 53 - The revenues thus abstracted were not unfrequently many times greater than those passing into the treasury of the local power. Thus, on the occasion of Innocent IV. demanding provision to be made for three hundred additional Italian clergy by the Church of England, and that one of his nephews, a mere boy, should have a stall in Lincoln Cathedral...
Page 253 - I began to meditate concerning the motion of the earth ; and though it appeared an absurd opinion, yet, since I knew that in previous times others had been allowed the privilege of feigning what circles they chose, in order to explain the phenomena, I conceived that I also might take the liberty of trying whether, on the supposition of the earth's motion, it was possible to find better explanations than the ancient ones of the revolutions of the celestial orbs.
Page 239 - London and Londoners he felt an aversion which more than once produced important political effects. His wife and daughter were in tastes and acquirements below a housekeeper or a stillroom maid of the present day. They stitched and spun, brewed gooseberry wine, cured marigolds, and made the crust for the venison pasty.
Page 342 - Pnilos°Phyknowledge, have viewed with apprehension the rapid advances of physiology, foreseeing that it would attempt the final solution of problems which have exercised the ingenuity of the last twenty centuries. In this they are not mistaken. Certainly it is desirable that some new method should be introduced, which may give point and precision to whatever metaphysical truths exist, and enable us to distinguish, separate, and dismiss what are only vain and empty speculations.
Page 48 - I said to myself," he proceeds, " my aim is simply to know the truth of things. consequently it is indispensable for me to ascertain what is knowledge. Now, it was evident for me that certain knowledge must be that which explains the object to be known in such a manner that no doubt can remain, so that in future all error and conjecture respecting it must be impossible.

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