The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, Volume 8

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Sir William Molesworth
J. Bohn, 1843 - Philosophy
 

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Page 433 - seventy to ninety fathoms in depth, circling in quick eddies. It is owing probably to the meeting of the harbour and lateral currents with the main one, the latter being forced over in this direction by the opposite point of Pezzo. This agrees in some measure with the relation of Thucydides, who
Page 4 - of such as sail by, on all coasts alike, whether they be thieves or not ; as a thing neither scorned by such as were asked, nor upbraided by those that were desirous to know. They also robbed one another within the main land. And much of Greece useth that old custom, as the Locrians called
Page 217 - through desire of water. The temples also "where they dwelt in tents, were all full of the dead that died within them. For oppressed with the "violence of the calamity, and not knowing what to do, men grew careless both of holy and profane things alike. And the laws which they formerly
Page 201 - states ; (nay, we are rather a pattern to others, than they to us) ; which, because in the administration it hath respect not to a few, but to the multitude, is called a democracy. Wherein, though there be an equality amongst all men in point of law for their private controversies; yet
Page 368 - manliness: provident deliberation, a handsome fear : modesty, the cloak of cowardice : to be wise in every thing, to be lazy in every thing. A furious suddenness was reputed a point of valour. To re-advise for the better security, was held for a fair pretext of tergiversation. He
Page iv - integrity and that NIL CONSCIRE. To his equals he carried himself equally, and to his inferiors familiarly; but maintaining his respect fully, and only with the native splendour of his worth. In sum, he was one in whom might plainly be perceived, that honour and honesty are but the same thing in the different degrees of persons.
Page 3 - cross over one to another in ships, became ' thieves, and went abroad under the conduct of their most puissant men, both to enrich themselves and to fetch in maintenance for the weak ; and falling upon towns unfortified and scatteringly
Page xx - instruction's cause, and other such open conveyances of precepts, (which is the philosopher's part), he never useth; as having so clearly set before men's eyes the ways and events of good and evil counsels, that the narration itself doth secretly instruct the reader, and more effectually than can possibly be done by precept.
Page xvi - Now for his writings, two things are to be considered in them: truth and elocution. For in truth consisteth the soul, and in elocution the body of history. The latter without the former, is but a picture of history
Page xxiv - history ought to be written, saith thus : " that a writer of history ought, in his writings, to be a foreigner, without country, living under his own law only, subject to no king, nor caring what any man will like or dislike, but laying out the matter as it is.

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