Peri deisidaimonias. Plutarchus, and Theophrastus, on supersition; with [a tr.], various appendices, and a life of Plutarchus [by J. Hibbert

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Page 33 - That, changed through all, and yet in all the same; Great in the earth as in the ethereal frame ; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees, Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page 37 - This negation must be understood solely to affect a creative Deity. The hypothesis of a pervading Spirit coeternal with the universe, remains unshaken.
Page 6 - The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful.
Page 34 - Fear made her devils, and weak hope her gods ; Gods partial, changeful, passionate, unjust, Whose attributes were rage, revenge, or lust ; Such as the souls of cowards might conceive, And, form'd like tyrants, tyrants would believe.
Page 4 - Delectus Argumentorum et Syllabus Scriptorum, qui Veritatem Religionis Christianae adversus Atheos, Epicureos, Deistas seu Naturalistas, Idololatrias, Judaeos et Muhammedanos Lucubrationibus suis asseruerunt.
Page 34 - You admire this prodigious variety and fecundity. But inspect a little more narrowly these living existences, the only beings worth regarding. How hostile and destructive to each other! How insufficient all of them for their own happiness! How contemptible or odious to the spectator! The whole presents nothing but the idea of a blind nature, impregnated by a great vivifying principle, and pouring forth from her lap, without discernment or parental care, her maimed and abortive children!
Page 48 - The discouerie of witchcraft, Wherein the lewde dealing of witches and witchmongers is notablie detected, the...
Page 3 - The Religious Philosopher, or, the right use of contemplating the Works of the Creator.
Page 10 - ... he from whom the universal world proceeds ; who is the Lord of the universe, and whose work is the universe ; he who is the light...

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