Memoirs of Modern Philosophers, Volume 3

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R. Cruttwell and sold by G. and J. Robinson, London, 1804 - Philosophers, Modern - 402 pages

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Page 14 - A universe of death ; which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, inutterable, and worse Than fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceiv'd, Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire.
Page 265 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord — its various tone, Each spring — its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Page 359 - To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to fix The generous purpofe in the glowing breaft. Oh fpeak the joy! ye, "whom the fudden tear Surprizes often, while you look around, And nothing ftrikes your eye but fights of blifs, All various Nature preffing on the heart : An elegant fufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendfhip, books, Eafe and alternate labour, ufeful life, Progreffive virtue, and approving HEAVEN.
Page 359 - Progreffive virtue, and approving HEAVEN. Thefe are the matchlefs joys of virtuous love; And thus their moments fly. The Seafons thus, As ceafelefs round a jarring world they roll, Still find them happy...
Page 289 - Humbly their faults, and pardon begg'd, with tears Watering the ground, and with their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign Of sorrow unfeign'd and humiliation meek.
Page 301 - not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might have life.
Page 287 - That only, and that amply, this performs ; Lifts us above life's pains, her joys above...
Page 304 - ... her confidence in the poffibility of future happinefs from future exertions of virtue. It was her opinion, that the fupport of reputation being found to be a ftrong additional motive to virtue, it ought not to be put out of the power of the unfortunate female, who, confcious of her error, is defirous to retrieve it by her after conduit.
Page 103 - ... be always blind to a truth fo obvious. How can I believe it compatible with the nature of mind, that fo many ftrong and reiterated efforts fliall be productive of no effect?
Page 223 - Prudence should be tied, Venus in vain the wedded pair would crown, If angry Fortune on their union frown: Soon will the flattering dream of bliss be o'er, And cloy'd imagination cheat no more.

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