A Biographical History of Philosophy, Volumen 2

Charles Knight & Company, 1845

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Página 216 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring, Or chasms and wat'ry depths ; all these have vanished , They live no longer in the faith of reason...
Página 202 - ... arbore glandes. ver erat aeternum, placidique tepentibus auris mulcebant zephyri natos sine semine flores. mox etiam fruges tellus inarata ferebat, nee renovatus ager gravidis canebat aristis : flumina iam lactis, iam flumina nectaris ibant, flavaque de viridi stillabant ilice mella.
Página 1 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
Página 117 - The former of these propositions is not a definition at all : the latter is a mere nominal definition or explanation of the use and application of a term. The first is susceptible of truth or falsehood, and may therefore be made the foundation of a train of reasoning.
Página 203 - ... soft creation slept away their time. The teeming earth, yet guiltless of the plough, And unprovoked, did fruitful stores allow : Content with food, which nature freely bred, On wildings and on strawberries they fed ; Cornels and bramble-berries gave the rest, And falling acorns furnished out a feast. The flowers unsown in fields and meadows reigned ; And western winds immortal spring maintained. In following years, the bearded corn ensued From earth unasked, nor was that earth renewed. From veins...
Página 253 - For the authors of those great poems which we admire, do not attain to' excellence through the rules of any art, but they utter their beautiful melodies of verse in a state of inspiration, and, as it were, possessed by a spirit not their own.
Página 178 - ... not touch Science. If all our knowledge is but a knowledge of phenomena, there can still be a Science of Phenomena adequate to all man's true wants. If Sensation is but the effect of an External Cause, we, who can never know that Cause, know it in its relation to us, ie in its Effect. These Effects are as constant as their Causes ; and, consequently, there can be a Science of Effects. Such a Science is that named Positive Science, the aim of which is to trace the Co-existences and Successions...
Página 220 - I am a part of all that I have met ; Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades Forever and forever when I move.
Página 254 - In other respects, poets may be sufficiently ignorant and incapable. For they do not compose according to any art which they have acquired, but from the impulse of the divinity within them ; for did they know any rules of criticism according to which they could compose beautiful verses upon one subject, they would be able to exert the same faculty with respect to all or any other. The...
Página 140 - The hospitable keeper of this mansion, where you will find pleasure the .highest good, will present you liberally with barley-cakes and water fresh from the spring. The gardens will not provoke your appetite by artificial dainties, but satisfy it with natural supplies. Will you not be well entertained...

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