Systematic Morality: Or, A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Human Duty on the Grounds of Natural Religion, Volume 2

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R. Hunter, 1827
 

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Page 190 - God loves from whole to parts ; but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds. Another still, and still another spreads : Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next ; and next all human race ; Wide and. more wide, th...
Page 386 - Weak, foolish man ! will Heaven reward us there With the same trash mad mortals wish for here ? The boy and man an individual makes, Yet sigh'st thou now for apples and for cakes ? Go, like the Indian, in another life Expect thy dog, thy bottle, and thy wife ; As well as dream such trifles...
Page 385 - Who ask and reason thus, will scarce conceive God gives enough, while he has more to give ; Immense the power, immense were the demand ; Say, at what part of nature will they stand ? What nothing earthly gives or can destroy, The soul's calm sun-shine, and the heart-felt joy...
Page 385 - tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights for kings, or dives for gain.
Page 195 - I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Page 158 - When two species of objects have always been observed to be conjoined together, I can infer, by custom, the existence of one wherever I see the existence of the other: And this I call an argument from experience.
Page 156 - All events seem entirely loose and separate. One event follows another; but we never can observe any tie between them. They seem conjoined, but never connected. And as we can have no idea of any thing which never appeared to our outward sense or inward sentiment...
Page 268 - I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.
Page 390 - ... notion of a perfectly wise and good man, we know it is a mere fiction of the mind, without any real being in whom it is embodied and realized. In the belief of a Deity, these conceptions are reduced to reality : the scattered rays of an ideal excellence are concentrated, and become the real attributes of that Being with whom we stand in the nearest relation, who sits supreme at the head of the universe, is armed with infinite power, and pervades all nature with his presence.
Page 156 - So that, upon the whole, there appears not, throughout all nature, -any one instance of connexion which is conceivable by us. All events seem entirely loose and separate. One event follows another ; but we never can observe any tie between them. They seem conjoined, but never connected.

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