The Proceedings and Addresses at the Freethinkers' Convention Held at Watkins, N. Y., August 22d, 23d, 24th, and 25th, '78

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Page 94 - But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few
Page 106 - are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Page 61 - Ye men of Athens! I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious; for as I passed by and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription : To the unknown God! Whom ye therefore
Page 217 - And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say: A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And I,
Page 144 - Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Page 233 - In itself it is of little moment, whether we express the phenomena of matter in terms of spirit, or the phenomena of spirit in terms of matter. Matter may be regarded as a form of thought; thought may be regarded as a property of matter,
Page 384 - Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society, and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all,
Page 137 - We live in deeds, not years, In thoughts not breaths, In feelings, not in figures on
Page 231 - It is a very obvious principle, although often forgotten in the pride of prejudice and controversy, that what has been seen by one pair of human eyes is of force to countervail all that has been reasoned or guessed at by a thousand human understandings." I have seen tables, pianos, and other furniture raised up and moved about without
Page 234 - These modes of the unknowable, which we call motion, heat, light, chemical affinity, etc., are alike transformable into each other, and into those modes of the unknowable which we distinguish as sensation,

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