Mental philosophy: a popular view of the human mind


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Seite 59 - Avaunt ! and quit my sight ! let the earth hide thee! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold ; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with ! Lady M.
Seite 267 - For example, does it not require some pains and skill to form the general idea of a triangle (which is yet none of the most abstract, comprehensive and difficult); for it must be neither oblique nor rectangle, neither equilateral, equicrural, nor scalenon; but all and none of these at once.
Seite 145 - Peace to his soul, if God's good pleasure be. Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope. — He dies, and makes no sign.
Seite 274 - For thee we dim the eyes, and stuff the head With all such reading as was never read : For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, goddess, and about it : So spins the silkworm small its slender store, And labours till it clouds itself all o'er.
Seite 134 - It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. ... It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
Seite 44 - Place one hand in the hot water, and the other in the cold water for five minutes, and then remove both hands into the tepid water.
Seite 177 - Contrariety is also a connexion among Ideas: but it may perhaps, be considered as a mixture of Causation and Resemblance. Where two objects are contrary, the one destroys the other; that is, the cause of its annihilation, and the idea of the annihilation of an object, implies the idea of its former existence.
Seite 327 - Treatise on Bathos," Pope quotes, as a sample of absurdity not to be surpassed, a passage from some play, I think one of Nat. Lee's, expressing the modest wish of a lover : "Ye gods, annihilate both space and time, And make two lovers happy.
Seite 265 - ... not at revelation, but at the deductions of human science, confessedly in its veriest infancy. Dr. Nichol, in his work describing the magnitude of the power of Lord Rosse's celebrated telescope, says that he has looked into space a distance so tremendous, so inconceivable, that light, which travels at the rate of two hundred thousand miles in a second of time, would require a period of two hundred and fifty...

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