Verhandelingen, rakende de natuurlyke en geopenbaarde godsdienst, Volums 13-14

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Pàgina xxx - ORDER is Heaven's first law ; and this confest, Some are, and must be, greater than the rest, More rich, more wise; but who infers from hence That such are happier, shocks all common sense.
Pàgina xxix - To be another, in this gen'ral frame, Just as absurd, to mourn the tasks or pains, The great directing Mind of all ordains. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul...
Pàgina xxx - But mutual wants this happiness increase, All nature's difference keeps all nature's peace. Condition, circumstance, is not the thing, Bliss is the same in subject or in king; In who obtain defence, or who defend, In him who is, or him who finds a friend : Heaven breathes through every member of the whole One common blessing as one common soul.
Pàgina lxv - But by your father's worth if yours you rate, Count me those only who were good and great. Go! if your ancient but ignoble blood Has crept through scoundrels ever since the flood, Go! and pretend your family is young; Nor own your fathers have been fools so long. What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
Pàgina xxx - And each were equal, must not all contest? If then to all men Happiness was meant, God in Externals could not place content. Fortune her gifts may variously dispose, And these be happy...
Pàgina lxvii - The strength he gains is from th' embrace he gives. On their own axis as the planets run, Yet make at once their circle round the sun; So two consistent motions act the soul ; And one regards itself, and one the whole. Thus God and nature link'd the gen'ral frame, And bade self-love and social be the same.
Pàgina lvi - The faith and moral nature gave before; Relum'd her ancient light, not kindled new, If not God's image, yet his shadow drew: Taught...
Pàgina lxv - But by your father's worth if your's you rate, Count me thofe only who were good and great. Go 1 if your ancient, but ignoble blood Has crept thro' fcoundrels ever fince the flood, Go ! and pretend your family is young ; Nor own your fathers have been fools fo long-. What can ennoble fots, .or flaves, or cowards ? Alas ! not all the blood of all the Howards.
Pàgina 91 - The same self-love, in all, becomes the cause Of what restrains him, government and laws. For, what one likes, if others like as well, What serves one will, when many wills rebel ? How shall he keep, what, sleeping or awake, A weaker may surprise, a stronger take? His safety must his liberty restrain : All join to guard what each desires to gain.
Pàgina xvii - But as he fram'da whole, the whole to bless, On mutual wants built mutual happiness : So from the first, eternal Order ran, And creature link'd to creature, man to man.

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