Works of Henry Lord Brougham: Natural theology, Dialogues on instinct, Observations on the structure of the cells of bees, and Fossil osteology
A. and C. Black, 1872
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Page 60 - In the next place, man knows by an intuitive certainty, that bare nothing can no more produce any real being, than it can be equal to two right angles.
Page 134 - ... revelation is natural reason enlarged by a new set of discoveries communicated by God immediately; which reason vouches the truth of, by the testimony and proofs it gives that they come from God. So that he that takes away reason to make way for revelation, puts out the light of both...
Page 134 - ... a new set of discoveries communicated by God immediately; which reason vouches the truth of, by the testimony and proofs it gives that they come from God. So that he that takes away reason to make way for revelation, puts out the light of both, and does muchwhat the same as if he would persuade a man to put out his eyes, the better to receive the remote light of an invisible star by a telescope.
Page 5 - Catonem meum, quo nemo vir melior natus est, nemo pietate praestantior ! cujus a me corpus crematum est (quod contra decuit ab illo meum) : animus vero non me deserens, sed respectans, in ea profecto loca discessit, quo mihi ipsi cernebat esse veniendum.
Page 219 - ... Faculty of an intellectual Being. For my own part, I look upon it as upon the Principle of Gravitation in Bodies, which is not to be explained by any known Qualities inherent in the Bodies themselves, nor from any Laws of Mechanism, but, according to the best Notions of the greatest Philosophers, is an immediate Impression from the first Mover, and the Divine Energy acting in the Creatures.
Page 124 - Mark where it is that a Newton finally reposes after piercing the thickest veil that envelopes nature — grasping and arresting in their course the most subtle of her elements and the swiftest — traversing the regions of boundless space — exploring worlds beyond the solar way — giving out the law which binds the universe in eternal order ! He rests, as by an inevitable necessity, upon the contemplation of the great First Cause, and holds it his highest glory to have made the evidence of his...
Page 218 - Skill of a powerful ever-living Agent, who being in all Places, is more able by his Will to move the Bodies within his boundless uniform Sensorium, and thereby to form and reform the Parts of the Universe, than we are by our Will to move the Parts of our own Bodies.
Page 118 - ... free passage to the blood towards the heart, but opposed the passage of the venal blood the contrary way ; he was invited to imagine, that so provident a cause as Nature had not placed so many valves without design ; and no design seemed...