A Philosophical Dictionary: From the French, Volume 6

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J. and H. L. Hunt, 1824
 

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This is the third work of Voltaire's that I have read, the other two being Candide and Letters on England, and while I knew what to expect, it contains many unexpected and radical points (for a work ... Volledige review lezen

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Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary is not what one would necessarily expect of a 'philosophical' work and it is certainly not a dictionary in the common understanding of the term; it is in fact an ... Volledige review lezen

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Pagina 59 - Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.
Pagina 132 - We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
Pagina 128 - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Pagina 315 - But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
Pagina 2 - And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees : and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. And there arose a great cry : and the scribes that were of the Pharisees...
Pagina 363 - Tis that which we all see and know." Any one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance than I can inform him by description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air.
Pagina 132 - Thy neck is as a tower of ivory ; Thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim : Thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.
Pagina 363 - Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of their sound.
Pagina 132 - Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.
Pagina 128 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise : the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer ; the conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings

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