A Collection of the Miscellaneous Writings of Professor Frisbie: With Some Notices of His Life and Character

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Cummings, Hilliard, 1823 - Ethics - 235 pages

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Page 225 - Vestae : obscurata diu populo bonus eruet atque 115 proferet in lucem speciosa vocabula rerum, quae priscis memorata Catonibus atque Cethegis nunc situs informis premit et deserta vetustas ; adsciscet nova, quae genitor produxerit usus : vehemens et liquidus puroque simillimus amni 120 fundet opes Latiumque beabit divite lingua...
Page xxxiv - But, the truth is, that the knowledge of external nature, and the sciences which that knowledge requires or includes, are not the great or the frequent business of the human mind. Whether we provide for action or conversation...
Page 227 - cui sic extorta voluptas et demptus per vim mentis gratissimus error».
Page 51 - Every faculty in one man is the measure by which he judges of the like faculty in another. I judge of your sight by my sight, of your ear by my ear, of your reason by my reason, of your resentment by my resentment, of your love by my love. I neither have, nor can have, any other way of judging about them.
Page 67 - IT may justly appear surprising that any man in so late an age, should find it requisite to prove, by elaborate reasoning, that Personal Merit consists altogether in the possession of mental qualities, useful or agreeable to the person himself or to others.
Page 225 - Praetulerim scriptor delirus inersque videri, Dum mea delectent mala me vel denique fallant, Quam sapere et ringi.
Page 94 - Appetite knowing no restraint, and poverty and suffering having no solace, or hope, would trample in scorn on the restraints of human laws. Virtue, duty, principle, would be mocked and spurned as unmeaning sounds ; a sordid self-interest would supplant every other feeling, and man would become, in fact, what the theory of Atheism declares him to be, a companion for brutes.
Page 219 - Dura sed emovere loco me tempora grato, Civilisque rudem belli tulit aestus in arma, Caesaris Augusti non responsura lacertis. Unde simul primum me dimisere Philippi, Decisis humilem pennis inopemque paterni 50 Et Laris et fundi paupertas impulit audax, Ut versus facerem...
Page 233 - Lenior et melior fis accedente senecta ? Quid te exempta juvat spinis de pluribus una? Vivere si recte nescis, decede peritis. Lusisti satis, edisti satis atque bibisti : Tempus abire tibi est, ne potum largius aequo 215 Rideat et pulset lasciva decentius aetas.
Page 80 - We do not originally approve or condemn particular actions; because, upon examination, they appear to be agreeable or inconsistent with a certain general rule. The general rule, on the contrary, is formed, by finding from experience, that all actions of a certain kind, or circumstanced in a certain manner, are approved or disapproved of.

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