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Page 376 - God, the immortality of the soul, and a future state of rewards and punishments have been esteemed useful engines of government.
Page 114 - Qui autem requirunt quid quaque de re ipsi sentiamus, curiosius id faciunt quam necesse est; non enim tarn auctoritatis in disputando quam rationis momenta quaerenda sunt. Quin etiam obest plerumque iis qui discere volunt auctoritas eorum qui se docere profitentur; desinunt enim suum iudicium adhibere, id habent ratum quod ab eo quern probant iudicatum vident.
Page 252 - Love, hope, and joy, fair pleasure's smiling train, Hate, fear, and grief, the family of pain, These...
Page 313 - That the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments is not to be found in, nor did make part of, the Mosaic dispensation.
Page 254 - ... were not: but superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. Therefore atheism did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of themselves, as looking no further: and we see the times inclined to atheism, as the time of Augustus Caesar, were civil times. But superstition hath been the confusion of many states; and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government.
Page 184 - Plutarch, was thejirst who held this opinion. 3. But though the Greeks were the inventors of this impious notion ; yet we may be assured, as they had their first learning from Egypt, it was the recognition of some Egyptian Principles which led them into it. Let us see then what those principles were. The Egyptians, as we are assured by the concurrent testimony of Antiquity, were amongst the first who taught that the soul survived the body and was immortal.