Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volumen 2

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Página 357 - For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and to the next age.
Página 40 - Campbell is a good man, a pious man. I am afraid he has not been in the inside of a church for many years * ; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.
Página 399 - Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not.
Página 399 - Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation.
Página 399 - Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearselike airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
Página 399 - Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; .and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Página 212 - C'est pure medisance : il ne 1'a jamais e"te". Tout ce qu'il faisait, c'est qu'il etait fort obligeant, fort officieux ; et comme il se connaissait fort bien en etoffes, il en allait choisir de tous les cotes, les faisait apporter chez lui, et en donnait a ses amis pour de 1'argent.
Página 46 - Sir Adam introduced the ancient Greeks and Romans. JOHNSON, " Sir, the mass of both of them were barbarians. The mass of every people must be barbarous where there is no printing, and consequently knowledge is not generally diffused. Knowledge is diffused among our people by the newspapers.
Página 344 - it is my act, my hand, my heart. I beseech your Lordships to be merciful to a broken reed.
Página 376 - ... the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god. The aim of the Baconian philosophy was to provide man with what he requires while he continues to be man. The aim of the Platonic philosophy was to raise us far above vulgar wants. The aim of the Baconian philosophy was to supply our vulgar wants. The former aim was noble ; but the latter was attainable.

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