On the Improvement of Society by the Diffusion of Knowledge: Or, An Illustration of the Advantages which Would Result from a More General Dissemination of Rational and Scientific Information Among All Ranks
Harper, 1833 - 442 páginas
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Página 309 - hath taught him? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance. Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing-. All nations before him are as nothing, and they are counted
Página 309 - hills in a balance. Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or, being his counsellor, hath taught him? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance. Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing-.
Página 54 - With awful train projected o'er the world ; '— -The enlighten'd few, Whose god-like minds philosophy exalts, The glorious stranger hail. They feel a joy Divinely great; they in their powers exult; They see the blazing wonder rise anew, In seeming terror clad, but kindly bent To work the will of All-sustaining Love.
Página 434 - folded all on fire ; Here, with long bloody hairs, a blazing star Threatens the world with famine, plague, and war; To princes death, to kingdoms many crosses; To all estates inevitable losses ; To herdsmen rot, to ploughmen hapless seasons; To Bailors storms, to cities civil treasons.
Página 426 - to have been his eagerness in this cause, that he stooped to the most despicable pun, or to the most awkward perversion of language, for the pleasure of turning the Scripture into ribaldry, or calling Jesus an impostor. Yet he appears to have been actuated by the same spirit of hypocrisy which distinguished Buffon
Página 46 - Whose god-like minds philosophy exalts, The glorious stranger hail. They feel a joy Divinely great; they in their powers exult; They see the blazing wonder rise anew, In seeming terror clad, but kindly bent To work the will of All-sustaining Love.
Página 432 - in order to obtain the forgiveness of his sins. In the eleventh century, the art of making paper, in the manner now become universal, was invented; by means of which, not only the number of manuscripts increased, but the study of the sciences was wonderfully facilitated. No. II.—Foolish and Superstitious
Página 442 - were executed in one year, in the diocess of Como, and they went on burning at the rate of a hundred per annum for some time after." In Lorraine, from 1580 to 1595, Remigius boasts of having burnt nine hundred. In France, the executions for the same crime were fifteen hundred and twenty. In