Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 13, Part 1

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Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig
A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
 

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Page 35 - The change of motion is proportional to the motive force impressed ; and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impressed.
Page 131 - Wherever it appears, it should raise hatred by the malignity of its practices, and contempt by the meanness of its stratagems ; for while it is supported by either parts or spirit, it will be seldom heartily abhorred.
Page 122 - ... he always annexes to the dove ; but, if he pretends to defend the preference he gives to one or the other by endeavouring to prove that this more beautiful form proceeds from a particular gradation of magnitude, undulation of a curve, or direction of a line, or whatever other conceit of his imagination he shall fix on as a criterion of form, he will be continually contradicting himself, and find at last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules.
Page 122 - I suppose it will be easily granted, that no man can judge whether any animal be beautiful in its kind, or deformed, who has seen only one of that species...
Page 131 - ... we lose the abhorrence of their faults, because they do not hinder our pleasure, or, perhaps, regard them with some kindness, for being united with so much merit.
Page 131 - It is therefore not a sufficient vindication of a character, that it is drawn as it appears, for many characters ought never to be drawn; nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience, for that observation which is called knowledge of the world, will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good.
Page 122 - ... the centre ; or it may be compared to pendulums vibrating in different directions over one central point ; and as they all cross the centre, though only one passes through any other point...
Page 122 - Every species of the animal as well as the vegetable creation may be said to have a fixed or determinate form, towards which nature is continually inclining...
Page 224 - But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa ; and he found a ship going to Tarshish : so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Page 131 - ... the highest and purest that humanity can reach, which, exercised in such trials as the various revolutions of things shall bring upon it, may, by conquering some calamities and enduring others, teach us what we may hope and what we can perform.

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