The Young Philosopher: A Novel ...

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T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1798
 

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Page 6 - Here will I hold. If there's a Power above us, — And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works, — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
Page 394 - You agree with me, that tru« philanthropy does not confift in loving John, and Thomas, and George, and James, becaufe they are our brothers, our coufins, our neighbours, our countrymen, but in benevolence to the whole human race...
Page 394 - ... see that the miseries inflicted by the social compact greatly exceed the happiness derived from it; where I observe an artificial polish, glaring but fallacious on one side, and on the other real and bitter wretchedness; where for a great part of the year my ears are every week...
Page 16 - ... included under it, that I either approve, or ever did approve of the violence, cruelty, and perfidy, with which the French have polluted the cause of freedom, you are greatly mistaken; far from thinking that such measures are likely to establish liberty, and the general rights of mankind, I hold them to be exactly the means that will delay the period when rational freedom, and all that its enjoiment can give to humanity, shall be established in the world.
Page 7 - I imagine that our way to please God is, to do all the good that is in our power to his creatures; never wilfully or wantonly to hurt or injure one of them ; never, that we may gratify ourselves...
Page 394 - ... home, it is at the mercy of any rafcal, to whom I have given an opportunity of cheating me of ten pounds, to fwear a debt againft me, and carry me to the abodes of horror, where the malefa&or groans in irons, the debtor languishes in dcfpair.
Page 227 - ... which has learned to look on the good and evil of life, and to appreciate each, is alone capable of true gentlenefs and calmnefs.
Page 145 - With a pair of fore feet curioufly adapted to the purpofe, it burrows and works under ground like the niole.
Page 343 - It was on an heap of the fallen cliff, and where other fragments beetled fearfully...
Page 227 - ... that nothing is good for any human being,, whether man or woman, but a confcien...

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