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" You inquire, What does Mr. Adams think of Napoleon ? If you had asked Mrs. Adams, she would have replied to you in the words of Pope : — " If plagues and earthquakes break not Heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Xapoline 'I " I am authorized to... "
The Women of the American Revolution - Page 30
by Elizabeth Fries Ellet - 1848
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - Philosophy, British - 1804 - 527 pages
...oppression ? But the vices and imperfections of mtit are also comprehended in the order of the universe : Jf plagues and earthquakes break not heaven's design, Why then a BORGIA or a CATILINE ? Let this be allowed ; and my own vices will also be ^ part of the same order. To one who...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - 1817
...oppression ? But the Vices and imperfections of men are also comprehended in the order of the universe .- : If plagues and earthquakes break not heaven's design, Why then a BORGIA or a CATILINE? Let this be allowed ; and my own vices will also be a part of the same order. To one who...
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The Christian Repository, Volume 7

Theology - 1827
...keep the circle mark'd by Heaven !" And as it respects moral evil, the same author remarks, "If storms and earthquakes break not Heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Catiline ?" Wherefore it ought always to be remembered by us, before we judge any matter relative to...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 89

English literature - 1822
...ministers of good; holding which belief— without any " noble associations" — we simply conclude in the words of Pope — " If plagues and earthquakes...break not Heaven's design, Why then a Borgia, or a CartJinf " ODE FROM THE SPANISH OF FERDINAND DE HE&RERA. FERDINAND de HERRERA, surnamed the Divine,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...with each other, and with his own avowed opinion ;" as a proof of which, he instances the lines, " If plagues and earthquakes break not heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Catiline 1" Essay on Man, Ep. i. ver. 155. " This," says he, " approaches very nearly to the optimism...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1824
...with each other, and with his own avowed opinion ;" as a proof of which, he instances the lines, " If plagues and earthquakes break not heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Catiline ?" Essay on Man, Ep. i. ver. 155. " This," says he, " approaches very nearly to the optimism...
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Tremaine; or, The man of refinement, Volume 3

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...those lines of Pope, now indeed grown trite, but which still emphatically express what I mean : — * If plagues and earthquakes break not Heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Catiline ?' " In one sense, virtually, all may be said to be the work of the Deity, because he originally...
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Tremaine: Or, The Man of Refinement

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...those lines of Pope, now indeed grown trite, but which still emphatically express what I mean i — ' If plagues and earthquakes break not Heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Catiline ?' " In one sense, virtually, all may be said to be the work of the Deity, because he originally...
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The Book of Nature, Volume 1

John Mason Good - Natural history - 1826
...to the general evil, and made to flow from it, and, consequently, that whatever is, is right : — If plagues and earthquakes break not heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Catiline? The THIRD HYPOTHESIS to which I have referred, is that of the idealists, or those who maintain...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: The philosophy of the active and moral powers ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...unexceptionable form, but who has fallen into various unguarded expressions that appear favorable to fatalism. " If plagues and earthquakes break not Heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Catiline ? " &.c. &.c. &c. With respect to these unguarded expressions, there is an anecdote mentioned...
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