The Modern Preceptor ; Or, a General Course of Education, Volume 2

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Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1810

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Page 351 - The great use of studying our predecessors is, to open the mind, to shorten our labour, and to give us the result of the selection made by those great minds of what is grand or beautiful in nature ; her rich stores are all spread out before us ; but it is an art, and...
Page 54 - Bedford . Berks Buckingham Cambridge . Chester Cornwall Cumberland Derby . . Devon Dorset Durham Essex Gloucester . Hereford Hertford . Huntingdon Kent .... Lancaster . Leicester . Lincoln Middlesex . Monmouth . Norfolk . Northampton Northumberland Nottingham Oxford Rutland Salop .... Somerset Southampton Stafford Suffolk Surrey Sussex Warwick . Westmoreland . Wilts.
Page 389 - On the same principles they formed the spreading ramifications of the stone-work in the windows, and the stained glass in the interstices ; the one to represent the branches, and the other the leaves, of an opening Grove ; and both concurred to preserve that gloomy light which inspires religious reverence and dread.
Page 351 - Nor whilst I recommend studying the art from artists, can I be supposed to mean, that nature is to be neglected: I take this study in aid, and not in exclusion, of the other. Nature is, and must be the fountain which alone is inexhaustible; and from which all excellencies must originally flow.
Page 533 - ... our veneration and love by an awful and devout recognition of his perfections, and to evidence our gratitude by celebrating his goodness, and thankfully acknowledging all his benefits.
Page 490 - ... series of cares and labours, to train them up to decency, virtue, and the various arts of life. Nature has therefore provided them with the...
Page 562 - Temperance, that virtue without pride, and fortune without envy, that gives indolence of body, and tranquillity of mind; the best guardian of youth, and support of old age...
Page 500 - Let avarice defend it as it will, there is an honest reluctance in humanity against buying and selling, and regarding those of our own species as our wealth and possessions.
Page 432 - Affections, nor thofe confequent to the Actions, that conftitute MORAL OBLIGATION, or excite in us the Idea of it. That Pleafure is pofterior to the Idea of Obligation, and frequently we are obliged, and acknowledge ourfelves under an Obligation, to...
Page 401 - Moral Philosophy has this in common with Natural Philosophy, that it appeals to nature or fact ; depends on observation ; and builds its reasonings on plain uncontroverted experiments, or upon the fullest induction of particulars of which the subject will admit.

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