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Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), French philosophe and reviewer. After moving to Rotterdam, he devoted himself to writing this biographical and historical "dictionary", a seminal work appearing in parts in ... Read full review
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Page 366 - Then answered one of the servants and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
Page 380 - And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln : and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon.
Page 215 - I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes; and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident, we observe no footsteps in them, of making use of general signs for universal ideas; from which we have reason to imagine, that they have not the faculty of abstracting, or making general ideas, since they have no use of words,...
Page 321 - Before the seas, and this terrestrial ball, And heaven's high canopy, that covers all, One was the face of Nature, if a face Rather a rude and indigested mass: A lifeless lump, unfashioned and unframed, Of jarring seeds, and justly Chaos named.
Page 158 - Nay, but O man, who art thou that repliest against God ? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus...
Page 323 - And foes are sundered by a larger space. The force of fire ascended first on high, And took its dwelling in the vaulted sky. Then air succeeds, in lightness next to fire; Whose atoms from unactive earth retire. Earth sinks beneath, and draws a numerous throng Of ponderous, thick, unwieldy seeds along. About her coasts unruly waters roar, And rising on a ridge, insult the shore.
Page 135 - AS 29, 2 : usus vivendi eidem hic fuit : primum ut, si facultas esset, id est si non cum uxore cubuisset, matutinis horis in larario suo, in quo et divos principes sed optimos electos et animas sanctiores, in...
Page 158 - Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?