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Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty, and His Expectations;, Volume 2
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Page 596 - Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Page 587 - O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Page 542 - Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things ; another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not ; and let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth; for God hath received him.
Page 594 - Then," in the full sense of the words (Rev. xi. 15), " shall the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of his CHRIST, and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Page 37 - Sensory vibrations, by being often repeated, beget, in the medullary substance of the brain, a> disposition to diminutive vibrations, which may also be called vibratiuncles and miniatures, corresponding to themselves respectively.
Page 52 - If beings of the same nature, but whose affections and passions are, at present, in different proportions to each other, be exposed for an indefinite time to the same impressions and associations, all their particular differences will, at last, be overruled, and they will become perfectly similar, or even equal. They may also be made perfectly similar, in a finite time, by a proper adjustment of the impressions and associations.
Page 8 - External objects impressed upon the senses occasion, first on the nerves on which they are impressed, and then on the brain, vibrations of the small and, as we may say, infinitesimal medullary particles. "These vibrations are motions backwards and forwards of the small particles ; of the same kind with the oscillations of pendulums and the tremblings of the particles of sounding bodies. They must be conceived to be exceedingly short and small, so as not to have the least efficacy to disturb or move...
Page 41 - The influence of association over our ideas, opinions, and affections, is so great and obvious, as scarcely to have escaped the notice of any writer who has treated of these, though the word association, in the particular sense here affixed to it, was first brought into use by Mr. Locke. But all that has been delivered by the ancients and moderns, concerning the power of habit, custom, example, education, authority, party-prejudice, the manner of learning the manual and liberal arts, etc. goes upon...
Page 588 - ... case it seems, that the infinite goodness of God, so many ways declared in the scriptures, must soon turn the scale. For the scriptures must be made consistent with themselves; and the veracity and goodness of God seem much rather to oblige him to perform a promise, than to execute a threatening. 1 will mention a few passages, some of which it may be observed even establish the contrary doctrine of the ultimate happiness of all mankind. Thus the most natural, as well as the most strict and literal...