Notes on Aristophanes and Plato

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Macmillan, 1884 - 4 pages

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Page 217 - ... not under their senses, they were fain to borrow words from ordinary known ideas of sensation, by that means to make others the more easily to conceive those operations they experimented in themselves, which made no outward sensible appearances...
Page 269 - Druids held the immortality of the soul, and a state of future rewards and punishments...
Page 127 - Happiness and misery are the names of two extremes, the utmost bounds whereof we know not; it is what 'eye hath not seen, ear not heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive'.
Page 127 - ... in its natural state. But yet excess of cold as well as heat pains us, because it is equally destructive to that temper which is necessary to the preservation of life, and the exercise of the several functions of the body, and which consists in a moderate degree of warmth ; or, if you please, a motion of the insensible parts of our bodies, confined within certain bounds.
Page 212 - who are possessed of this faculty,' (that is, of fetching a voice from the belly or stomach) 'can manage their voice in so wonderful a manner that it shall seem to come from what part they please, not of themselves only, but of any other person in the company, or even from the bottom of a well, down a chimney, from below stairs, &c. &c. of which I myself have been witness.
Page 241 - there is no natural difference between the sexes, but in point of strength. When the entire sexes are compared together, the female is doubtless the inferior ; but in individuals, the woman has often the advantage of the man."* In this opinion I have no doubt that Plato is in the right.

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