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Seite 184 - In those very writings which Grotius is gravely blamed for having quoted. The usages and laws of nations, the events of history, the opinions of philosophers, the sentiments of orators and poets, as well as the observation of common life, are, in truth, the materials out of which the science of morality is formed ; and those who neglect them are justly chargeable with a vain attempt to philosophise without regard to fact and experience, — the sole foundation of all true philosophy.
Seite 228 - An Authentic Narrative of the Proceedings of bis Majesty's Squadron, under the Command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelsun, from its sailing from Gibraltar to the Conclusion of the glorious Battle of the Nile ; drawn up from the Minutes of an Officer of Rank in the Squadron.
Seite 183 - ... his enemies when they were weak. In times of the most furious civil and religious faction he preserved his name unspotted, and he knew how to reconcile fidelity to his own party, with moderation towards his opponents.
Seite 184 - ... a conclusive proof of the unanimity of the whole human race on the great rules of duty and the fundamental principles of morals. On such matters, poets and orators are the most unexceptionable of all witnesses ; for they address themselves to the general feelings and sympathies of mankind; they are...
Seite 183 - ... of my readers only by name. Yet, if we fairly estimate both his endowments and his virtues, we may justly consider him as one of the most memorable men who have done honour to modern times. He combined the discharge of the most important duties of active and public life with the attainment of that exact and various learning which is generally the portion only of the recluse student. He was distinguished as an advocate and a magistrate, and he composed the most valuable works on the law of his...
Seite 186 - We can examine almost every imaginable variety in the character, manners, opinions, feeling prejudices, and institutions of mankind, into which they can. be thrown, either by the rudeness of barbarism, or by the capricious corruptions of refinement, or by those innumerable combinations of circumstances, which, both in these opposite conditions, and in all the intermediate stages between them, influence or direct the course of human affairs. History, if I may be allowed the expression, is now a vast...
Seite 41 - That part of the image which others call red, appears to me little more than a shade, or defect of light ; after that the orange, yellow, and green seem one colour, which descends pretty uniformly from an intense to a rare yellow, making what I should call different shades of yellow.
Seite 339 - ... when the conduct of the catholics shall be such as to make it safe for the government to admit them to the participation of the privileges granted to those of the established religion, and when the temper of the times shall be favourable to such a measure...
Seite 185 - Grotius seems to have been the first who attempted to give the world any thing like a system of those principles which ought to run through, and be the foundation of the laws of all nations...
Seite 133 - Om! Let these women, not to be widowed, good wives, adorned with collyrium, holding clarified butter, consign themselves to the fire. Immortal, not childless, nor husbandless, well adorned with gems, let them pass into fire, whose original element is water.