Selections from the Edinburgh review; with a preliminary dissertation, and explanatory notes. Ed. by M. Cross

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Seite 271 - present purposes of particular national interest, but to administer, with indifference, that justice which the law of nations holds out, without distinction, to independent states, some happening to be neutral, and some to be belligerent. The seat of judicial authority is indeed locally here in the belligerent country, according to the known law and practice of nations ; but the
Seite 95 - praise« bestowed on him by our ancestors. " Bacon, like Moses, led us forth at last, The barren wilderness he past, Did on the very border stand Of the blest promised land ; And from the mountain top of his exalted wit, Saw it himself, and showed us it.
Seite 92 - and the Dogmatists are balanced in a noble passage of Pascal, whose philosophical genius often shines forth with momentary splendour from the thick clouds which usually darkened his great mind. " L'unique fort des Dogmatistes, c'est qu'en parlant de bonne foi et sincèrement, on ne peut douter des principes naturels." " Les principes se sentent, les propositions se
Seite 96 - It may be read from beginning to end in a few hours ; and yet, after the twentieth perusal, one seldom fails to remark in it something unobserved before. This, indeed, is a characteristic of all Bacon's writings, and is only to be accounted for by the
Seite 155 - If I am not mistaken, the distinguishing character of Lucretius (I mean of his soul and genius) is a certain kind of noble pride, and positive assertion of his opinions. He is every where confident of his own reason, and assumes an absolute command, not only over his vulgar readers, but even his patron Memmius. From his
Seite 98 - He taught, as he tells us, the means, not of the " amplification of the power of one man over his country, nor of the amplification of the power of that country over other nations ; but the amplification of the power and kingdom of mankind over the world." "A restitution of man to the sovereignty of nature.
Seite 147 - our present King William ; to make good his title in the consent of the people, which being the only one of all lawful governments, he has more fully and clearly than any prince in Christendom ; and to
Seite 559 - endeavours are of power to defeat the subtle designs and united cabals of ambitious citizens. When bad men combine, the good must associate ; else they will fall, one by one, an
Seite 181 - faith. And by a wonderful revelation, we are thus, in the very consciousness of our inability to conceive aught beyond the relative and finite, inspired with a belief in the existence of something unconditioned beyond the sphere of all comprehensive reality.
Seite 121 - its way best to particulars again ; and it hath much greater life on practice when the discourse attendeth upon the example, than when the example attendeth upon the discourse." It is observable, that the Florentine Secretary is the only modern writer who is named in that part of " the advancement of learning which relates to civil knowledge.

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