A General View of the Progress of Ethical Philosophy: Chiefly During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Carey & Lea, 1832 - 304 pagina's

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Pagina 164 - Unknown to them, when sensual pleasures cloy, To fill the languid pause with finer joy ; Unknown those powers that raise the soul to flame, Catch every nerve, and vibrate through the frame.
Pagina 116 - So much understanding, so much knowledge, so much innocence, and such humility, I did not think had been the portion of any but angels, till I saw this gentleman.
Pagina 168 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.
Pagina 122 - s heart was smitten ; and I have heard him, long after, confess that there were moments when the remembrance overcame him even to weakness ; when, amidst all the pleasures of philosophical discovery, and the pride of literary fame, he recalled to his mind the venerable figure of the good La Roche, and wished that he had never doubted.
Pagina 104 - Let us not then be puffed up for one against another, above that which is written: let us love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind: and our neighbour as ourself.
Pagina 147 - Our approbation of morality, and all affections whatever, are resolvable into reason, pointing out private happiness ; and are conversant only about things apprehended to be means tending to this end ; and whenever this end is not perceived, they are to be accounted for from the association of ideas, and may properly enough be called habits.
Pagina 48 - The laws of nature are immutable and eternal; for injustice, ingratitude, arrogance, pride, iniquity, acception of persons, and the rest can never be made lawful. For it can never be that war shall preserve life, and peace destroy it.
Pagina 160 - I have found in this writer more original thinking and observation upon the several subjects that he has taken in hand, than in any other, not to say, than in all others put together. His talent also for illustration is unrivalled. But his thoughts are diffused through a long, various, and irregular work.
Pagina 292 - ELEMENTS OF MECHANICS. By JAMES RENWICK, Esq., Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Columbia College, NY In 8vo. with numerous Engravings. " We think this decidedly the best treatise on Mechanics, which has issued from the American press that we have seen ; one, too, that is alike creditable to the writer, and to the state of science in this country.
Pagina 123 - It bears incontestable marks of a great capacity, of a soaring genius, but young, and not yet thoroughly practised. Time and use may ripen these qualities in the author, and we shall probably have reason to consider this, compared with his later productions, in the same light as we view the juvenile works of Milton, or the first mariner of Raphael.

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