The Miscellaneous Works: Apothegms and maxims for the good conduct of life, &c. Observations and queries on the present laws of this kingdom, relative to persons of the popish religion. Some observations upon libels
R. Marchbank, and sold by S. Price, W. Watson, 1782
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Page 33 - Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Page 343 - Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder ; Nothing but thunder.
Page 333 - To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was formerly done, both before and since the revolution, is to subject all freedom of sentiment to the prejudices of one man, and make him the arbitrary and infallible judge of all controverted points in learning, religion and government.
Page 65 - The first part of this rule, which regards our behaviour towards an enemy, is indeed very reasonable, as well as very prudential; but the latter part of it, which regards our behaviour towards...
Page 190 - They must necessarily arise from the passions, which are to the mind as the winds to a ship ; they only can move it, and they too often destroy it : if fair and gentle, they guide it into the harbour ; if contrary and furious, they overset it in the waves.
Page 333 - But, to punish (as the law does at present) any dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published, shall, on a fair and impartial trial, be adjudged of a pernicious tendency, is necessary for the preservation of peace and good order, of government and religion, the only solid foundations of civil liberty.
Page 234 - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over he is superior : for it is a prince's part to pardon. And Solomon, I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man to pass by an offence?
Page 52 - That there is '' but this difference between the death of old men " and young men ; that old men go to death, and