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193 ページ - Is lightened ; that serene and blessed mood In which the affections gently lead us on, Until the breath of this corporeal frame, And even the motion of our human blood Almost suspended, we are laid asleep In body, and become a living soul : While with an eye made quiet by the power Of harmony and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things.
159 ページ - Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion 'were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men.
120 ページ - His doctrine is the best limited, the best expressed : there is the most warmth without fanaticism, the most rational transport. There is one part of it which I disapprove, and I'd have him correct it ; which is, that ' he who does not feel joy in religion. is far from the kingdom of Heaven ! ' there are many good men whose fear of GOD predominates over their love.
1 ページ - Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, That my keen knife see not the wound it makes, 50 Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry 'Hold, hold!
171 ページ - When years, perhaps, of care and toil have matured an improvement ; when the husbandman sees new crops ripening to his skill and industry ; the moment he is ready to put his sickle to the grain, he finds himself compelled to divide his harvest with a stranger. Tithes are a tax not only upon industry, but upon that industry which feeds mankind ; upon that species of exertion which it is the aim of all wise laws to cherish and promote...
33 ページ - For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
62 ページ - Every one of my writings has been furnished to me by a thousand different persons, a thousand different things : the...
20 ページ - Then, Sir, you are not of opinion with some who imagine that certain men and certain women are made for each other; and that they cannot be happy if they miss their counterparts.
135 ページ - He was always cheerful, and desirous of promoting mirth by a facetious and humorous conversation; he was never soured by calumny and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them; "for they are sparks," said he, " which if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves.