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1st Edit 6th Edit acquired analogy animals appears ascribed attention body brutes c'est circumstances communicated conclusions consequence considered countenance curious deaf degree Descartes distinguished Edinburgh Review effect employed Encyclopædia Britannica Essay experience expression fact faculties farther feel Foot Note Greek habits hand Helvetius Human Mind idea imagination imitation individual ingenious instance instinct intellectual James Mitchell knowledge language Latin learned Leibnitz Les fourmis letter Lord Monboddo Madame de Sévigné Malebranche manner mathematical mathematician means memory ment mentioned metaphysical Mitchell moral natural signs nature neral objects observations occasion operations opinion original particular passage peculiar perception person phenomena philosophical possessed powers present principles qu'il quæ quoted reader reason Relugas remark respect Sanscrit says seems sensations sense signs Sir William Jones species speculations supposed taste theory thing thought tion tongue truth ventriloquist verbs words writers young
Page 213 - ... shooting for the lungs and breast; gentle walking for the stomach; riding for the head; and the like. So if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again: if his wit be not apt to distinguish or find dif-ferences, let him study the schoolmen; for they are cymini sectores: if he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyers' cases:...
Page 213 - Bowling is good for the stone and reins; shooting for the lungs and breast; gentle walking for the stomach; riding for the head; and the like. So if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again. If his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differences, let him study the schoolmen; for they are cymini sectores.
Page 239 - Paper, it seems the immediate Direction of Providence, and such an Operation of the supreme Being, as that which determines all the Portions of Matter to their proper Centres.
Page 54 - ... we oftentimes find a disease quite strip the mind of all its ideas, and the flames of a fever in a few days calcine all those images to dust and confusion, which seemed to be as lasting as if graved in marble.
Page 208 - In wandering over the barren plains of inhospitable Denmark, through honest Sweden, and frozen Lapland, rude and churlish Finland, unprincipled Russia, and the wide-spread regions of the wandering Tartar — if hungry, dry, cold, wet or sick...
Page 150 - Doctum imitatorem, et vivas hinc ducere voces. Interdum speciosa locis morataque recte Fabula, nullius veneris, sine pondere et arte, Valdius oblectat populum, meliusque moratur, Quam versus inopes rerum, nugaeque canorae.
Page 173 - I would go fifty miles on foot, for I have not a horse worth riding on, to kiss the hand of that man whose generous heart will give up the reins of his imagination into his author's hands, be pleased he knows not why, and cares not wherefore.
Page 379 - When a body is once in motion, it moveth, unless something else hinder it, eternally; and whatsoever hindreth it, cannot in an instant, but in time, and by degrees, quite extinguish it; and as we see in the water, though the wind cease, the waves give not over rolling for a long time after: so also it happeneth in that motion, which is made in the internal parts of a man, then, when he sees, dreams, &c.
Page 211 - En vérité, dit-elle, il faut un peu entre amis laisser « trotter les plumes comme elles veulent : la mienne a toujours
Page 54 - The memory of some men, it is true, is very tenacious, even to a miracle ; but yet there seems to be a constant decay of all our ideas, even of those which are struck deepest, and in minds the most retentive; so that if they be not sometimes renewed by repeated exercise of the senses, or reflection on those kinds of objects which at first occasioned them, the print wears out, and at last there remains nothing to be seen.