An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

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E. and C. Dilly; and #. Creech, Edinburgh, 1778 - Knowledge, Theory of - 472 pages

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Page 77 - how here: •' Not of myfelf; by fome great Maker then, " In goodnefs and in power pre-eminent. " Tell me, how I may know him, how adore, *' From whom I have, that thus I move and live, " And feel that I am happier than I know.
Page 314 - the impreffion of the one to form a more " lively idea of the other *." There are now in my view two contiguous houfes, one of which was built laft fummer, and the other two years ago. By feeing them
Page 175 - they appear fo cold, fo /trained, and fo ridiculous, that I " cannot find in my heart to enter into them any further. Here *• then I find myfelf abfolutely and neceflarily determined to *
Page 315 - of the one to form a more lively "idea of the other. So that, according to our author's definition, the one houfe is the caufe, and the other the effect!—Again, day and night have always been contiguous and
Page 314 - deduced from his theory, and which he fays is the beft that he can give. " A caufe is an object precedent *' and contiguous to another, and fo united " with it, that the idea of the one determines
Page 346 - it is fo abfurd, that not to be merry is impoffible; and fometimes fo impious, that not to be angry were unpardonable: but often it partakes fo much of both qualities, that one knows not with what temper of mind to -confider it: . •* To laugh, were want of goodnefs, and of grace; *' And to be grave, exceeds all power of face.
Page 77 - Ye hills, and dales, ye rivers, woods, and plains, " And, ye that live and move, fair creatures, tell,
Page 473 - the negroes, and in general all the other *' fpecies of men, (for there are four or five *' different kinds), to be naturally inferior " to the whites. There never was a
Page 267 - All I can allow him is, that he may be in " the right as well as I, and that we are
Page 42 - to fignify that power of the human mind by which we draw inferences, or by which we are convinced, that a relation belongs to two ideas, on. account of our having found, that thefe ideas bear certain relations to other ideas. In a word, it is that faculty which enables Us,

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