The Pamphleteer, Volume 8

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Abraham John Valpy
A. J. Valpy., 1816

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Page 399 - Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
Page 580 - John. It is the curse of kings, to be attended By slaves, that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law ; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance, it frowns More upon humour, than advis'd respect.
Page 245 - For this is not the liberty which we can hope, that no grievance ever should arise in the commonwealth ; that let no man in this world expect; but when complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for...
Page 220 - For indeed none can love freedom heartily, but good men : the rest love not freedom, but licence ; which never hath more scope, or more indulgence than under tyrants.
Page 25 - it is one of the finest problems in legislation to determine what the state ought to take upon itself to direct by public wisdom, and what it ought to leave, with as little interference as possible, to individual exertion.
Page 472 - Juno, in a variety of sports, with which that period of life is so vehemendy allured; and among the rest, he was particularly captivated with beholding his image in a mirror; during his admiration of which, he was miserably torn in pieces by the Titans; who, not content with this cruelty, first boiled his members in water, and afterwards roasted them by the fire. But while they were tasting his flesh thus dressed, Jupiter, excited by the...
Page 220 - License they mean when they cry Liberty ; For who loves that, must first be wise and good...
Page 37 - The first volume of his chief work was published, in 1738, under the title of the Divine Legation of Moses demonstrated on the Principles of a Religious Deist, from the Omission of the Doctrine of a Future State of Rewards and Punishments in the Jewish Dispensation.
Page 336 - England, and, by those laws, we could not make a Christian a slave. I told him, my request was far different from that, for I desired him to make a slave a Christian. His answer was, that it was true, there was a great difference in that : but, being once a Christian, he could no more account...
Page 29 - Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted . . . that whereas by reason of some defects in the law poor people are not restrained from going from one parish to another, and therefore do endeavour to settle themselves in those parishes where there is the best stock, the largest commons or wastes to build cottages, and the most woods for them to burn and destroy...

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