The Life of John Locke, Volume 1

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Harper & brothers, 1876
 

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Pagina 137 - Of these the false Achitophel, was first ; A name to all succeeding ages curst : For close designs and crooked counsels fit; Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit...
Pagina 137 - A martial hero first, with early care, Blown, like a pigmy by the winds, to war. A beardless chief, a rebel, ere a man, So young his hatred to his Prince began.
Pagina 271 - A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Pagina 484 - ... very frequently, both in public and in private, discourses have been purposely introduced, to the disparagement of his master, the Earl of Shaftesbury, his party, and designs, he could never be provoked to take any notice, or discover in word or look the least concern; so that I believe there is not in the world such a master of taciturnity and passion.
Pagina 169 - God, and laying them upon men's consciences together, under the equal penalty of death and damnation, this vain conceit that we can speak of the things of God better than in the words of God ; this deifying our own interpretations and tyrannous enforcing them upon others ; this restraining of the word of God from that latitude and generality, and the understandings of men from that liberty wherein Christ and...
Pagina 248 - Were it fit to trouble thee with the history of this Essay, I should tell thee, that five or six friends meeting at my chamber, and discoursing on a subject very remote from this, found themselves quickly at a stand, by the difficulties that rose on every side.
Pagina 137 - A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.
Pagina 352 - The manner of making a doctor of physic was this: the procession, in scarlet robes, and black caps ; the professor took his seat, and after a company of fiddlers had played a certain time, he made them a sign to hold, that he might have an opportunity to entertain the company, which he did with a speech against innovation : the musicians then took their turn.
Pagina 484 - I have for divers years had an eye upon him, hut so close has his guard been on himself, that after several strict inquiries, I may confidently affirm there is not any one in the college, however familiar with him, who has heard him speak a word either against or so much as concerning the government...
Pagina 241 - ... themselves with the truth and reasonableness of its doctrines, and the peaceableness and inoffensiveness of its professors, may by good usage and persuasion, and all those convincing methods of gentleness and meekness, suitable to the rules and design of the gospel, be won over to embrace, and unfeignedly receive the truth; therefore any seven or more persons agreeing in any religion, shall constitute a church or profession, to wHich they shall give some name, to distinguish it from others.

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