The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, المجلدات 37-38

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الصفحة 7 - May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing...
الصفحة 272 - Where then shall Hope and Fear their objects find ? Must dull Suspense corrupt the stagnant mind? Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?
الصفحة 37 - He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
الصفحة 93 - Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
الصفحة 38 - Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
الصفحة 93 - As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
الصفحة 270 - Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.
الصفحة 118 - Moral precepts are precepts, the reasons of which we see: positive precepts are precepts, the reasons of which we do not see.* Moral duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. Positive duties do not arise out of the nature of the case, but from external command ; nor would they be duties at all, were it not for such command, received from him whose creatures and subjects we are.
الصفحة 186 - We know, indeed, several of the general laws of matter; and a great part of the natural behaviour of living agents is reducible to general laws. But we know, in a manner, nothing, by what laws storms and tempests, earthquakes, famine, pestilence, become the instruments of destruction to mankind.

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