Essays on the Characteristics

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C. Davis, 1801 - Ethics - 134 pages

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Page 302 - Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Page 338 - And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye ? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
Page 247 - ... polished, and refined part of mankind ; so far are they from the mere simplicity of babes and sucklings, that...
Page 15 - Are many lesser faculties, that serve Reason as chief ; among these fancy next Her office holds; of all external things, Which the five watchful senses represent, She forms imaginations, aery shapes, Which reason, joining or disjoining, frames All what we' affirm or what deny, and call Our knowledge or opinion ; then retires Into her private cell, when nature rests.
Page 387 - Now this is an internal proof, that in all other writings there is a mixture of local, relative, exterior ornament, which is often loft in the transfufion from one language to another. But the internal beauties, which depend not on the particular conftruâion of tongues, no change of tongue can deftroy.
Page 302 - Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Page 258 - See there the mutual dependency of things ! the relation of one to another ; of the sun to this inhabited earth, and of the earth and other planets to the sun ! the order, union, and coherence of the whole ! and know, my ingenious friend, that by this survey you will be...
Page 139 - In the East formerly sisters married brothers, and it was meritorious for a man to marry his mother. Such alliances are abominable; but it is certain that, whatever horror we conceive at the thoughts of them, there is nothing in Nature repugnant against them but what is built upon mode and custom.
Page 160 - They would new-frame the human heart, and have a mighty fancy to reduce all its motions, balances, and weights, to that one principle and foundation of a cool and deliberate selfishness.
Page 346 - He is not so tied to the affairs of this life, nor is he obliged to enter into such engagements with this lower world, as are of no help to him in acquiring a better.

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