The Light of Nature Pursued, Том 1

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Hilliard and Brown, 1831

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Страница xiii - I have found in this writer more original thinking and observation, upon the several subjects that he has taken in hand, than in any other, not to say, than in all others put together. His talent also for illustration is unrivalled. But his thoughts are diffused through a long, various, and irregular work.
Страница 482 - Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence ? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there ; if I make my bed in the grave, behold, Thou art there.
Страница 451 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Страница 247 - To whom thus half abash't Adam repli'd. Neither her out-side form'd so fair, nor aught In procreation common to all kinds (Though higher of the genial Bed by far, And with mysterious reverence I deem) So much delights me, as those graceful acts, Those thousand decencies that daily flow From all her words and actions...
Страница 137 - Trains of Motion in the Animal Spirits, which once set a going, continue in the same Steps they have been used to, which by often treading, are worn into a smooth Path, and the Motion in it becomes easy, and as it were natural.
Страница xiii - There is, however, one work to which I owe so much that it would be ungrateful not to confess the obligation: I mean the writings of the late Abraham Tucker, Esq. part of which were published by himself, and the remainder since his death, under the title of "The Light of Nature pursued, by Edward Search, Esq.
Страница xxi - have taken a turn from my earliest youth towards searching into the foundations and measures of right and wrong ; my love for retirement has furnished me with continual leisure ; and the exercise of my reason has been my daily employment.
Страница 150 - ... anew during her absence, and in such manner as exhibits almost at one view all their mutual relations, dependences and consequences — which shows that our organs do not stand idle the moment we cease to employ them, but continue the motions we put into them after they have gone out of sight, thereby working themselves to a glibness and smoothness, and falling into a more regular and orderly posture than we could have placed them with all our skill and industry.
Страница 259 - Tis art and knowledge which draw forth The hidden seeds of native worth : They blow those sparks, and make them rise Into such flames as touch the skies.
Страница 89 - ... tale of violence and treachery, in which neither the motives nor the characters of the actors sufficiently justify them. The Italian too, by making Iphigenia an unwilling captive, takes away from Cymon the only excuse he could have had. The three charming lines with which Dryden's poem opens, Old as I am, for lady's love unfit, The power of beauty I remember yet...