Reflections critical and moral on the letters of the late Earl of Chesterfield

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Printed for T. Cadell, 1776 - 267 pages

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Page 201 - It does not forbid adulation, but when separate from the idea of a large fortune, and connected only with the sense of our mean condition.
Page 111 - I was miftaken, and had upon that fubjecl: very confufed ideas in- many refpe&s, and .very falfe ones in others. Above all, I cannot but acknowledge the obligation we have to you, Sir, for the light which you have thrown upon...
Page 272 - A Letter to a Priest of the Church of Rome on the subject of Image Worship.
Page 140 - Greater love than this hath no man, that a man lay down his life for his friends ; but God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Page 97 - Aethiops, hie classe formidatus, ille missilibus melior sagittis. fecunda culpae saecula nuptias primum inquinavere et genus et domos; hoc fonte derivata clades in patriam populumque fluxit.
Page 202 - ... that would break through the rules of decency, so as to shock those he conversed with, would lose the public esteem, and become incapable of doing any good. But politeness, generally speaking, does not derive its original from so pure a source.
Page 95 - ... fo far as he may reap advantage from them, and profit by the follies or frailties of mankind.
Page 112 - The performance alluded to in the foregoing letter, is not inferted in the volume before us ; but we conclude that it can be no other than the following little poem, entitled...
Page 201 - ... by whom they are excused. It allows of gallantry when united with the idea of sensible affection, or with that of conquest ; this is the reason why we never meet with so strict a purity of morals in monarchies, as in republican governments. It allows of cunning and craft, when joined with the notion of greatness of soul or importance of affairs ; as, for instance, in politics, with whose finesses it is far from being offended.
Page 263 - The luft of the flefh, the luft of the eye, and the pride of life, are inconfiftent with the love of the Father, /'. e.

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