Memoirs of a traveller [calling himself Duchillou] now in retirement, written by himself. Transl, Volume 5

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Contents

New Maxims
10
Natural Liberty does not exist
11
Definition of Chance
12
Extraordinary Sport
13
Definitions of Love by Ninon and Leibnitz
14
Maxim of Marcus Aurelius
15
Spinosism
16
Accusation of Obstinacy frequently unjust 18 Beautiful Stanza of Le Franc de Pompignan
18
More Good than Evil
19
Origin of Evil
20
Why we cannot comprehend the Mind
21
Italian Language
22
The Great
23
Papal Families
24
Le Méchant a Comedy by Gresset
25
A Blow received patiently at Rome
26
Another at Venice
27
Irish Bull
28
Duke de Lauragais Answer to a Challenge
29
Drunken Valet
30
Repartee of Foote to Lord Sandwich
31
Court of Vienna
32
Gods Prescience
33
What constitutes Country
34
Whether the Arabians have been conquered 36 Vices and Virtues in whom found 37 Pont du Gard 38 Anecdote relative to the Maison Quarrée at Ni...
35
The Bostonians tired of the English Government
36
Character of the Pretender
44
Hannibals Passage into Italy
45
Hannibal dissolving the Alps
46
Posterity of Charlemagne
47
Quantity of Corn necessary to support a
48
Corntrade
49
Family of DArgenson
50
Fine Latin Inscription in the Alps
51
Singular Apology of the King of Prussia to his Nephew
52
Repartee of Cardinal de Luynes to Louis XV
53
The Pretender in London
54
Error of Mr Brydone
55
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61
Shocking Confinement of a Friar
63
A Blow given and how returned
64
Another Blow
65
Island of Ithaca 67 Anecdote of the Prince of Piedmont
67
Anothera
68
Sprightly Repartee of a Child to a Bishop 70 Mr Pitt and Mr
70
Humorous Anecdote of Lady Berkeley
71
Singular Anecdote of Zamperini
72
Unfortunate and affecting Instance of Love
73
Comparison of English and French Coins
74
Weight of the National Debt of England in Ten Pound Bank Notes
75
Curious Effect of Compound Interest
76
Plutarchs Definition of the Beautiful
77
Definition of La Morgue
78
Maxim of Marcus Aurelius
104
No Page No 109 Taste
110
Alexander and Cesar
111
Distinction between the Heart and the Soul
113
Gallantry of a Financier 114
116
Accident which happened to M de Calonne 115
117
Count de LallyTolendal
134
Prescience of God
136
Pyramids of Egypt
137
The Island Atlandtidus
138
Result of the globular Form of the Earth
140
Of Wit among the Germans
141
Proof of the Existence of God à priori
146
Definition of God
149
Of Space
152
No Page 137 Inexplicaple Mystery of the Trinity
155
Union of the Soul and Body
159
Qualities
160
Vital Principle lost by Motion
161
Salvation of the Gentiles
162
Of Apparitions
163
Immortality of the Soul
165
Proofs of the Truth of the Christian Religion
166
Other Proofs
172
Trogus Pompeus respecting Joseph
174
Marriage of the first Preachers of the Gospel c
176
Temptations of Paul
179
To covet a Woman is Adultery
180
Locality of Hell and Duration of its Torments
182
Of Demons their State and Dwelling
185
Anecdote of Pichler
186
Ethics of Aristotle 1 90
190
Does such a Quality as Reason exist ?
191
of the Generation of the World according to Ficinus
192
Of Persons who have sweat Blood
195
Definition of Matter by Newton
199
Chain of Beings
201
Metals defined
202
Of Westminster Bridge
203
The Necessity for Subordination exemplified
204
The Heart capable of admitting of coexist ing yet vehement Passions
205
Anecdote of Baron van Swieten
206
Abbé de Choisy
208
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212
Adventure at Turin
214
Injustice of Voltaire towards Plato
221
Materiality of the Souls of Beasts mentioned
227
Chrysippus and Cicero respecting the Souls
235
Anecdote
244
No Page 192 Of the Great
245
The Force of Prejudice
249
BonMot of Doctor Johnson
251
Twenty good Acquaintances are the Change for a Friend
252
196 Prince Alexis Son of Peter I 234
254
Jocelyn
258
Count de Viry
260
London
265
The reformed Robber
266
Portrait of Philantos 203 Portrait of Archonte
267
Anecdote of Four Piedmontese Grenadiers
269
Curious Adventure attributed to a dead Body
272
A ridiculous Duel
275
Another ridiculous Duel
276
Anecdote of Lord Evelyn Stuart
277

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Page 149 - This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God...
Page 120 - To conclude, he was the worthiest gentleman, the best master, the best friend, the best husband, the best father, and the best Christian, that the age in which he lived produced.
Page 120 - This made him more irresolute than the conjuncture of his affairs would admit : if he had been of a rougher and more imperious nature, he would have found more respect and duty. And his not applying some severe cures to approaching evils proceeded from the lenity of his nature, and the tenderness of his conscience, which, in all cases of blood, made him choose...
Page 239 - I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob ; now God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Page 121 - And if he were not the greatest king, if he were without some parts and qualities which have made some kings great and happy, no other prince was ever unhappy who was possessed of half his virtues and endowments, and so much without any kind of vice.
Page 19 - Nè di lui ch' a tal nodo mi distrigne. Vedete ben quanti color dipigne Amor sovente in mezzo del mio volto, E potrete pensar qual dentro fammi, Là 've dì e notte stammi Addosso col poder e' ha in voi raccolto, Luci beate e liete; Se non che 'l veder voi stesse v' è tolto: Ma quante volte a me vi rivolgete, Conoscete in altrui quel che voi siete.
Page 151 - His perfections ; but we reverence and adore Him on account of His dominion. For we adore Him as His servants ; and a God without dominion, providence, and final causes is nothing else but Fate and Nature.
Page 23 - Des flatteurs , des valets , des plaisants détestables, Des jeunes gens d'un ton, d'une stupidité!.. Des femmes d'un caprice, et d'une fausseté!.. Des prétendus esprits souffrir la suffisance , Et la grosse...
Page 19 - 1 suo aspetto giova a consentir ciò che par maraviglia ; onde la nostra fede è aiutata : però fu tal da -etterno ordinata. Cose appariscon ne lo suo aspetto che mostran de...
Page 13 - ... imposed upon them, without their consent given either by themselves or their representatives ; and it may easily be shewn, that man, by the constitution of his nature, never subsists a free and independent being, from the first to the last moment of his residence on this terrestrial globe ; where, during the first nine months of his existence, he is confined in a dark and sultry prison, debarred from light and air ; till at length, by an habeas corpus brought by the hand of some kind deliverer,...

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