Ethics, Rational and Theological: With Cursory Reflections on the General Principles of Deism. By John Grose, ...

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Pàgina 195 - The hog, that ploughs not, nor obeys thy call, Lives on the labours of this lord of all. Know, nature's children all divide her care ; The fur that warms a monarch, warm'da bear. While man exclaims, " See all things for my ufe !" " See man for mine !" replies a pamper'd goofe. And juft as fhort of reafon he muft fall, Who thinks all made for one, not one for all.
Pàgina 390 - Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure ; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Pàgina 355 - For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances ; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace ; and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby ; and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Pàgina 295 - For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lofe his own foul ? Or what fhall a man give in exchange for his foul .' Q^7- What further truth may be inferred hence ? A.
Pàgina 27 - Religion's All. Descending from the skies To wretched man, the goddess in her left Holds out this world, and, in her right, the next...
Pàgina 311 - Unto me, who am lefs than the leaft of all faints, is this grace given, that J Ihould preach among the Gentiles the unfearchable riches of Chrift...
Pàgina 459 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below ? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play ? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.
Pàgina 292 - I would recommend to you to talk in an humbler strain than your predecessors have done, and instead of presuming to be happy, instruct us only to be easy. The thoughts of him who would be discreet, and aim at practicable things, should turn upon allaying our pain rather than promoting our joy.
Pàgina 247 - IT was the common boaft of the Heathen Philofophers, that by the efficacy of their feveral doctrines, they made human nature refemble the divine. How much miftaken foever they might be in the feveral means they propofed for this end, it muft be owned that the defign was great and glorious. The fineft works of invention and imagination, are of very little weight, when put in the balance with what refines and exalts the rational mind. Longinus...
Pàgina 411 - This alone of all the four brings true instruction with it, and advances us in our way to knowledge.

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