The Reproof of Brutus

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Longman and Company and Effingham Wilson, 1830 - Electronic book - 229 pages

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Page 141 - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Page 94 - Tis the sublime of man, Our noontide majesty, to know ourselves Parts and proportions of one wondrous whole '. This fraternises man, this constitutes Our charities and bearings. But 'tis God Diffused through all, that doth make all one whole...
Page 104 - To invert the world, and counter-work its cause? Force first made conquest, and that conquest, law; Till Superstition taught the tyrant awe, Then shared the tyranny, then lent it aid, And gods of conquerors, slaves of subjects made...
Page 86 - Men of all lands shall exercise the same In due proportion to their country's need ; Learning, though late, that all true glory rests. All praise, all safety, and all happiness, Upon the moral law.
Page xviii - Upon receiving 12 it, they murmured against the householder, saying, ' These last have worked but one hour ; yet thou hast made them equal to us 13 who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.
Page 90 - ... the sport of prejudice and absurdity, demonstrates the tendency which there is to permanence in established opinions, and in established institutions, and promises an eternal stability to true philosophy, when it shall once have acquired the ascendant, and when proper means shall be employed to support it, by a more perfect system of education. Let us suppose, for a moment, that this happy era were arrived, and that all the prepossessions of childhood and youth were directed to support the pure...
Page 78 - ... possessed all the delicate feelings of a gentleman, all the discrimination of a scholar ; and united in just degrees the ardour of the poet, with the patience and forbearance of the philosopher. His generosity and charity went far beyond those of any man, I believe, at present in existence. He was never known to speak evil of an enemy, unless that enemy had done some grievous injustice to another ; and he divided his income, of only one thousand pounds, with the fallen and afflicted.
Page 203 - Heureux, me disoit-il sans cesse, le peuple qu'un sage roi conduit ainsi ! mais encore plus heureux le roi qui fait le bonheur de tant de peuples, et qui trouve le sien dans sa vertu ! Il ' tient les hommes par un lieu cent fois plus fort que celui de la crainte, c'est celui de l'amour.
Page 109 - I am not afraid of those tender and scrupulous consciences, who are ever cautious of professing and believing too much ; if they are sincerely in the wrong, I forgive their errors, and respect their integrity. The men I am afraid of, are the men who believe every thing, subscribe to every thing, and vote for every thing,— Bithop Shipley.
Page 214 - Men have not yet been trained in principles that will permit them to act in unison, except to defend themselves or to destroy others. For self-preservation, they were early compelled to unite for these purposes in war. A necessity, however, equally powerful will now compel men to be trained to act together, to create and conserve...

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