Memoirs of Modern Philosophers ...

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G.G. and J. Robinson, 1801 - England
 

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Page 240 - That thus they all shall meet in future days ; There ever bask in uncreated rays, No more to sigh or shed the bitter tear, Together hymning their Creator's praise, In such society, yet still more dear ; While circling time moves round in an eternal sphere. Compared with this, how poor Religion's pride, In all the pomp of method, and of art, When men display to congregations wide Devotion's every grace, except the heart...
Page 196 - In a rcafonable ftate of fociety women will not reftrain their powers, they will then difplay their energies ; and the vigour of their minds exerted in the winning eloquence of courtfhip, will not be exerted in vain. There will then be no old maids, or none but fools will be fo. As to Roufleau, it is plain that he was a ftranger to the rights of women...
Page 321 - All enjoying the proper dignity of man! Things juft as they ought! No man working for another! All alike! All equal! No laws! No government ! No, coercion! Every one exerting his energies ashepleafes! Take a wife to-day: leave her again to-morrow! It is the very eflence of virtue, and the quinteflence of enjoyment!'* < Alas!
Page 108 - ... to Hume's Hiftory of England,. , as it was read to them by a little orphan girl fhe had herfelf inftructed. Here fome notable houfewife, who may, peradventure, chance to fit long enough at a time to catch the laft paragraph as it is read by fome of her family, will probably exclaim, ".a few hours...
Page 199 - One philofopher, and one only, has appeared, who, fuperior to all prejudices, invariably treated the female fex as beings who were to be taught the performance of duty, not by arbitrary regulations confined to particular parts of conduct, but by the knowledge of principles which enlighten the underftanding and improve the heart...
Page 213 - that thefe poor people fee the equipage of my lord and lady with the fame indifference that they behold the flight of a bird ; and would as fbon think of grieving at the want of wings as at the want of a carriage. Were you to follow that lord and lady to their banquet, you would foon be fenfible that it was at their luxuriant feaft, and not at the cottager's fupper, the fpirit of repining and difconte'nt was to be found. At night when...
Page 36 - Vallaton was the laft pcrfon to whom me addrcfied herfelf; but the blufh that overfpread her countenance, plainly denoted that he was not the moft indifferent to her heart. Mr. Vallaton likewife reddened; but who fo little...
Page 209 - ... young Mr. Sydney there, who faved my poor Tommy's life in the fmall-pox: poor fellow, he's remembers it ftill — don't ye Tommy? Aye that a does; and if thou ever forgets it thou art no true fon of thy faither's." Here Mrs. Martha interpofed, and by a few kind words allayed the refentment which the declamation of Bridgetina had enkindled. She then invited our heroine to walk with her, and as foon as they were out of the hearing of the labourers, alked her what was her motive for thinking that...
Page 239 - ... to read the account that is given of numbering the tribes of Ifrael by Nehemiah. He ran no rifk of conjuring up the dead by the pronunciation of their names ; for I dare fwear not an Ifraelite among them would have known his own. But he went on, to the great admiration of his audience, without ftop, paufe, or fpelling, to the end of the chapter. Burns has given an exact defcription of the ceremony that followed: " Then kneeling down, to heaven's eternal King " The faint, the father, and the hufband...
Page 28 - To this expoftulation, which was made in a low voice, Bridgetina replied aloud— ' And do you think I am now at liberty to remain here ? I wonder, mamma, how you can fpeak fo ridiculoufly ? Have...

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