An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

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A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1772 - Truth - 568 pages

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Page 76 - if ye faw, how came I thus, how here : " Not of myfelf; by fome great Maker then, " In goodnefs and in power pre.eminent. " Tell me, how I may know him, how adore, " From whom I have, that thus I move and live, •* And feel that I am happier than I know.
Page 324 - deduced from his theory, and which he fays is the beft that he can give. " A caufe *' is an object precedent and contiguous *' to another, and fo united with it, that ** the idea of the one determines the mind *' to form the idea of the other, and the
Page 324 - lively idea of the other *." There are now in my view two contiguous houfes, one of which was built laft fummer, and the other two years ago. By feeing them conftantly together for feveral months, I find, that the idea of the one determines my mind to form the idea of the other, and the
Page 324 - of the one to form a more lively idea of the other. So that, according to our author's definition, the one houfe is the caufe, and the other the effect ! — Again, day and night have
Page 272 - of the foul is unintelligible *." —Well, Sir, if you think fo, you may let it alone.— No; that muft not be neither. " What we call a mind, is nothing *' but a heap or collection of different
Page 497 - the negroes, and in *' general all the other fpecies of men, (for " there are four or five different kinds), to ** be naturally inferior to the whites.
Page 285 - I once knew a man," fays Mr LOCKE, " who " was bred a fcholar, and had no bad memory, who •-** told me, that he had never dreamed in his life, till he " had that fever he was then newly recovered of, which " was about the five or fix and twentieth year of his age. • I fuppofe the world affords more fuch initances.
Page 324 - that ** the idea of the one determines the mind *' to form the idea of the other, and the ** impreffion of the one to form a more
Page 444 - nor an ugly man his want of beauty. This our author will not allow to be a fatisfactory anfwer; becaufe, fays he, I have fhown, that free-will has no place with, regard to the actions, no more than the qualities of men *. What an immenfe metaphyfical labyrinth
Page 80 - is reafon to think, that he ferioufly difbelieved the exiftence of his own foul. He imagined, that in confequence of an extraordinary interpofition of divine power, his rational foul was gradually annihilated, and that nothing was now left him, but a principle of animal life, which he held in common with the brutes. But where-ever the.

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