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Page 123 - Who counsels best? who whispers, "Be but great, With praise or infamy leave that to fate; Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place~
Page 135 - In experimental philosophy we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur, by which they may either be made more accurate or liable to exceptions.
Page 189 - We do not, however, pretend, that all subjects men may have occasion to inquire into, can be expressed by lines. There are many not reducible to any such rule : thus, the knowledge of an infinitely powerful, infinitely just God, on whom all things depend, and who would have all his creatures execute his orders, to become capable of being happy, is the principle of all morality, from which a thousand undeniable consequences may be drawn, and yet neither the principle nor the consequences can be expressed...
Page 119 - Lord is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent. Hath he said it? and shall he not do it? Hath he spoken it? and shall he not make it good?
Page 83 - ... an animal to the situations of life, we observe, with great satisfaction, that man is accordingly made of such systems, and for such purposes. He has them all ; and he has nothing more, except the organs of respiration. Breathing it seemed difficult to account for a priori : we only know it to be a fact, essentially necessary to life.
Page 119 - Tho' deep, yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. " If you wish to enrich a person, study not to increase his stores, but to diminish his desires." " If you regulate your desires according to the standard of nature, you will never be poor ; if according to the standard of opinion, you will never be rich.
Page 127 - EASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon or next after the twenty-first day of March, and if the full moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.
Page 119 - Climax is a beautiful kind of repetition, when the word, which ends the first member of a period begins the second, and so through each member, till the whole is finished. There is a great deal of strength as well as beauty in this figure, where the several steps rise naturally, and are closely connected.