Elements of the Philosophy of Mind: Applied to the Development of Thought and Feeling

John N. Bogert, 1840 - 408 pàgines
"This volume, commenced some years ago, in the form of lectures, addressed to pupils in a female seminary, is chiefly the labour of thought and experience. As a teacher, the author felt the necessity of a work on this important branch of science, adapted to the instruction of her own sex, and sought to draw from her own resources, as well as from the records of history and biography, such illustrations as might assist the mind in making a practical application of the leading facts of mental philosophy. This work, is based on the truth as we find it revealed in the sacred scriptures, and is not intended to enter into the intricate disquisitions of the metaphysical schools. The author, has not, however, been negligent in searching into the opinions of some of the best writers on this branch of science, and hopes, if not in perfect agreement, at least she will not be found in any great discordance with the sentiments of the wisest and the most esteemed. Truth, as it is found in reason and revelation is her object"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

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Pàgina 291 - Less than archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured ; as when the sun, new risen, Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Pàgina 283 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Pàgina 193 - From each she nicely culls with curious toil, And decks the goddess with the glitt'ring spoil. This casket India's glowing gems unlocks, And all Arabia breathes from yonder box. The tortoise here and elephant unite, Transform'd to combs, the speckled and the white. Here files of pins extend their shining rows, Puffs, powders, patches. Bibles, billet-doux.
Pàgina 281 - Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
Pàgina 31 - Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Pàgina 5 - Midway from nothing to the Deity! A beam ethereal, sullied and absorpt! Though sullied and dishonored, still divine! Dim miniature of greatness absolute! An heir of glory! a frail child of dust! Helpless immortal! insect infinite! ^ A worm! a god! I tremble at myself, And in myself am lost ! at home a stranger, Thought wanders up and down, surprised, aghast, And wondering at her own: how reason reels!
Pàgina 5 - How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how wonderful is man...
Pàgina 244 - Where am I, or what ? From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return ? Whose favour shall I court, and whose anger must I dread? What beings surround me, and on whom have I any influence, or who have any influence on me...
Pàgina 5 - Though sullied and dishonour'd, still divine ! Dim miniature of greatness absolute ! An heir of glory ! a frail child of dust ! Helpless immortal ! insect infinite ! A worm ! a God ! — I tremble at myself, And in myself am lost.
Pàgina 391 - I mistake not, 250 cos.?, that is about 480 miles. If through loss of blood, or weakness of body he was obliged to halt, he might wait for healing and strength. He undertook the journey, and while he halted under a large shady tree, where the Gospel was sometimes preached, one of the missionaries came and preached in his hearing, from these words : The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin.

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