A Miscellany, Containing Several Tracts on Various Subjects

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J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, in the Strand., 1752 - 259 pages
 

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Page 40 - Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go, And making a tinkling with their feet...
Page 186 - In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry of courts and schools: There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts.
Page 217 - And this is life eternal, that they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
Page 40 - Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments...
Page 230 - I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and totread them down like the mire of the streets. 7Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so ; but it is in his heart to< destroy and cut off nations not a few.
Page 91 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Page 52 - Romans, and superior to each of those people in the perfections of the other. Such were our ancestors during their rise and greatness ; but they degenerated, grew servile flatterers of men in power, adopted Epicurean notions, became venal, corrupt, injurious, which drew upon them the hatred of...
Page 121 - Whether money is to be considered as having an intrinsic value, or as being a commodity, a standard, a measure, or a pledge, as is variously suggested by writers ? And whether the true idea of money, as such, be not altogether that of a ticket or counter ? 24. Whether the value or price of things, be not a compounded proportion, directly as the demand, and reciprocally as the plenty ? 25.
Page 121 - Whether the terms crown, livre, pound sterling, &c., are not to be considered as exponents or denominations of such proportion ? And whether gold, silver, and paper, are not tickets or counters for reckoning, recording, and transferring thereof?
Page 84 - But the youth born and brought up in wicked times, without any bias to good from early principle or instilled opinion, when they grow ripe must be monsters indeed. And it is to be feared, that age of monsters is not far off.

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