Golden Rules of Social Philosophy; Or, A New System of Practical Ethics

Author, 1826 - 368 ページ

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232 ページ - And the dull wheel hums doleful through the day — There children dwell, who know no parents' care; Parents, who know no children's love, dwell there! Heart-broken matrons on their joyless bed, Forsaken wives, and mothers never wed; 235 Dejected widows with unheeded tears, And crippled age with more than childhood fears; The lame, the blind, and, far the happiest they! The moping idiot and the madman gay.
173 ページ - ... directly or indirectly, any sum or sums of money, office, place, or employment, gift or reward, or any promise or security for any money, office, place, employment, or gift, in order to give my vote at this election; and that I have not before been polled at this election.
183 ページ - It is a high infringement of the liberties and privileges of the Commons for any lord of Parliament, or any lord lieutenant of any county, to concern himself in the election of members of Parliament.
312 ページ - Clean and set out your windows before eight o'clock ; and do this with your own hands, that you may expose for sale the articles which are most saleable, and which you most want to sell. 4. Sweep before your house ; and, if required, open a footway from the opposite side of the street, that passengers may think of you while crossing, and that all your neighbours may be sensible of your diligence.
189 ページ - These errors do not consist of one practice more than another : as whether a reptile is adored as the fetisch of a nation ; or a monstrous idol as its protector ; or an unsculptured god clothed with human sentiments, caprices, and passions ; or whether stars, or gods and goddesses, or luck and ill-luck, or fate and destiny, or charms and miracles, or incantations and invocations : the principle of erroneous superstition is the same whenever a cause of a material effect is assumed which is not material,...
174 ページ - ... strongly animadverting on the proceedings of "the magistrates and yeomanry at the memorable meeting of the people at Manchester. The letter was pronounced a libel, and he was sentenced to three months' imprisonment in the King's Bench, and to pay a fine of 1000?.
346 ページ - Because the forty-seven millions of acres in England and Wales would maintain in abundance as many human inhabitants, if they lived wholly on grain, fruits, and vegetables ; but they sustain only twelve millions scantily, while animal food is made the basis of human subsistence.
73 ページ - The world is like a magic lanthorn, or the shifting scenes in a pantomime. TEN YEARS convert the population of schools into men and women, the young into fathers and matrons, make and mar fortunes, and bury the last generation but one. TWENTY...
342 ページ - Because Nature appears to have made a superabundant provision for the nourishment of animals in the saccharine matter of roots and fruits; in the farinaceous matter of grain, seed, and pulse, and in the oleaginous matter of the stalks, leaves, and pericarps of numerous vegetables.
347 ページ - Because the practice of killing and devouring animals can be justified by no moral plea, by no physical benefit, nor by any allegation of necessity, in countries where there is abundance of vegetable food , and where the arts of gardening and husbandry are favoured by social protection, and by the genial character of the soil and climate.