The Works of Lord Bolingbroke: With a Life, Prepared Expressly for this Edition, Containing Additional Information Relative to His Personal and Public Character, Volume 3

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Carey and Hart, 1841 - Great Britain
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Page 335 - Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things, ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Page 431 - But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God . 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
Page 126 - For example, does it not require some pains and skill to form the general idea of a triangle ? (which is yet none of the most abstract comprehensive and difficult) ; for it must be neither oblique nor rectangle, neither equilateral, equicrural, nor scalenon, but all and none of these at once.
Page 28 - And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in peace ; then shall the Lord be my God : and this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house : and of all that thou shalt give me, I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Page 174 - ... years continued us in such a state, can and will restore us to the like state of sensibility in another world, and make us capable there to receive the retribution he has designed to men according to their doings in this life.
Page 184 - That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive ; since any reasons of doubt •which he might have in this case would have been reasons of doubt in the case of other men, who may give more, but cannot give more evident, signs...
Page 463 - In principio erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud Deum ; et Deus erat Verbum : hoc erat in principio apud Deum.
Page 174 - ... since we know not wherein thinking consists, nor to what sort of substances the Almighty has been pleased to give that power, which cannot be in any created being, but merely by the good pleasure and bounty of the Creator. For I see no contradiction in it, that the first eternal thinking being should, if he pleased, give to certain systems of created senseless matter, put together as he thinks fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought: though, as I think, I have proved, lib.
Page 426 - These questions, and some others of the same kind, will not be easily answered, unless it be by men who are never at a loss to account for the absurdities that they impute to the divine conduct, by supposing it directed according to such partialities as are proportioned to the lowness of their minds: but the pertness, not to say the impudence, of these men deserving no regard, we must seek another solution of the difficulty, and endeavor to find what it was that distinguished St. Paul in this respect...
Page 474 - Saviour taught, all this had been avoided; and supposing Christianity to have been purely a human invention, it had been the most amiable and the most useful invention that was ever imposed on mankind for their good.

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