Polemical and other miscellanies: consisting of articles originally inserted in the London Eclectic review. And An apology for the freedom of the press

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J. Loring, 1827 - 264 páginas
 

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Página 15 - It implied' an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had one thing to do, and that he who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces, as, to idle spectators who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.
Página 15 - It was the calmness of an intensity, kept uniform by the nature of the human mind forbidding it to be more, and by the character of the individual forbidding it to be less.
Página 88 - ... verum ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit aut humana parum cavit natura.
Página 13 - If he is not himself the chief agent in the universe, and does not know what is so, that which is so may be God. If he is not in absolute possession of all the propositions that constitute universal truth, the one which he wants may be, that there is a God.
Página 136 - We earnestly recommend this work to the attentive perusal of all cultivated minds. We are acquainted with no book In the circle of English Literature which is equally calculated to g-ive young persons just views of the evidence, the nature, and the importance of revealed religion."— Robert Hall.
Página 13 - The wonder then turns on the great process, by which a man could grow to the immense intelligence that can know there is no God. What ages and what lights are requisite for this attainment! This intelligence involves the very attributes of Divinity, while a God is denied; for unless this man is omnipresent, unless he is at this moment in every place in the •universe, he cannot know but there...
Página 186 - To render him the justice he deserves in that respect, would demand all the fierceness of his character. , We owe him an acknowledgment for the frankness with which he avows his decided preference of the clergy of France to dissenters in England;—- a sentiment we have often suspected, but have seldom had the satisfaction of seeing openly professed before. None...
Página 131 - It attaches itself to a plant or a piece of dry wood : and the skin, which gradually becomes parched and brittle, at last splits opposite to the upper part of the thorax. Through this aperture the insect, now become winged, quickly pushes its way, and being thus extricated from confinement begins to expand its wings, to flutter, and finally to launch into the air with that gracefulness and ease which are peculiar to this majestic tribe. Now who, that saw for the first time the little pendant coffin...
Página 215 - Thus to regulate candidates and electors, and new-model the ways of election, what is it but to cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security?
Página 120 - He judges it necessary to spend some time and some labour in considering what it is that is true, what it is that is revealed. Were we not familiar with the fact, we should be not a little surprised at the prevalence of a contrary persuasion ; we should probably think it strange that such an anxiety should be evinced to rest the truth of christianity on the firmest possible basis, along with such a profound indifference to every attempt to investigate its import. Some wonderful charm, it seems, is...

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