Philosophical Beauties Selected from the Works of Jean Locke...containing The Conduct of the Understanding: Elements of Natural Philosophy: The Studies Necessary for a Gentleman [etc., Etc.]

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H. & E. Phinney, 1844 - 258 pages

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Page 159 - And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land, and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
Page 159 - And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
Page 69 - General observations drawn from particulars are the jewels of knowledge, comprehending great store in a little room; but they are therefore to be made with the greater care and caution, lest, if we take counterfeit for true, our loss and shame be the greater when our stock comes to a severe scrutiny.
Page 219 - The Ideas of Goblins and Sprights have really no more to do with Darkness than Light : Yet let but a foolish Maid inculcate these often on the Mind of a Child, and raise them there together, possibly he shall never be able to separate them again so long as he lives; but Darkness shall ever afterwards bring with it those frightful Ideas, and they shall be so joined that he can no more bear the one than the other.
Page 241 - Farther, though what is apt to produce any degree of pleasure be in itself good, and what is apt to produce any degree of pain be evil, yet it often happens that we do not call it so when it comes in competition with a greater of its sort; because when they come in competition, the degrees also of pleasure and pain have justly a preference. So that if we will rightly estimate what we call "good
Page 64 - Truth, whether in or out of fashion, is the measure of knowledge, and the business of the understanding ; whatsoever is besides that, however authorised by consent, or recommended by rarity, is nothing but ignorance, or something worse.
Page 186 - They must not be crossed, forsooth ; they must be permitted to have their wills in all things ; and they being in their infancies not capable of great vices, their parents think they may safely enough indulge their little irregularities, and make themselves sport with that pretty perverseness, which they think well enough becomes that innocent age. But to a fond parent, that would not have his child corrected for a perverse trick, but excused it, saying it was a small matter ; Solon very well replied,...
Page 158 - If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Page 120 - There is another use of reading, which IB for diversion and delight. Such are poetical writings, especially dramatic, if they be free from profaneness, obscenity, and what corrupts good manners ; for such pitch should not be handled. Of all the books of fiction, I know none that equals " Cervantes's History of Don Quixote," in usefulness, pleasantry, and a constant decorum.
Page 54 - The business- of education, as I have already observed,2 is not, as I think, to make them perfect in any one of the sciences, but so to open and dispose their minds as may best make them capable of any when they shall apply themselves to it.

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