Lives of the Ancient Philosophers

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Harper & brothers, 1841 - 299 páginas
 

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Página 17 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Página 200 - Some drill and bore The solid earth, and from the strata there Extract a register, by which we learn That he who made it, and reveal'd its date To Moses, was mistaken in its age.
Página 96 - Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Página 200 - Great contest follows, and much learned dust Involves the combatants ; each claiming truth, And truth disclaiming both. And thus they spend The little wick of life's poor shallow lamp In playing tricks with nature, giving laws To distant worlds, and trifling in their own.
Página 112 - ... that the square of the hypothenuse is equal to the squares of the sides.
Página 21 - ... followers of them who, through faith and patience, are now inheriting the promises.
Página 219 - Retire, then, a little to one side," replied Diogenes; "you are depriving me of the sun." It is no wonder that Alexander stood astonished at seeing a man so completely above every human concern. "Which of the two is richer...
Página 269 - I have here supposed that my reader is acquainted with that great modern discovery, which is at present universally acknowledged by all the inquirers into natural philosophy : namely, that light and colours, as apprehended by the imagination, are only ideas in the mind, and not qualities that have any existence in matter.
Página 27 - I love my family better than myself; I love my country better than my family ; but I love the human race better than my country.
Página 24 - The man in conscious virtue bold, Who dares his secret purpose hold, Unshaken hears the crowd's tumultuous cries, And the impetuous tyrant's angry brow defies.

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