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A discourse of free-thinking, occasion'd by the rise and growth of a sect ...
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Page 148 - All the rivers run into the sea ; yet the sea is not full ; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 158 - ... he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven ; till he knew that the Most High God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
Page 152 - For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of 'Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices : but this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people : and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Page 142 - When first we from the teeming womb were brought, With in-born precepts then our souls were fraught. And then the Maker his new creatures taught. Then when he form'd and gave us to be men, He gave us all our useful knowledge then.
Page 150 - Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Page 152 - To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Page 141 - Rather than see a tyrant crown'd in Rome? Or would'st thou know if, what we value here, Life, be a trifle hardly worth our care? What by old age and length of days we gain, More than to lengthen out the sense of pain? Or if this world, with all its forces join'd, The universal malice of mankind, Can shake or hurt the brave and honest mind?
Page 140 - Their will has been thy law, and thou hast kept it well. Fate bids thee now the noble thought improve ; Fate brings thee here to meet and talk with Jove. Inquire betimes what various chance shall come To impious Caesar and thy native Rome ; Try to avert, at least, thy country's doom.
Page 152 - what purpofe is the multitude of your facrifices unto me? " faith the Lord : I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, " and the fat of fed beafts, and I delight not in the blood of " bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
Page 143 - Why seek we further then ? — Behold around, How all thou seest does with the god abound ; Jove is alike in all, and always to be found. Let those weak minds who live in doubt and fear To juggling priests for oracles repair : One certain hour of death, to each decreed, My fix'd, my certain soul from doubt has freed. The coward and the brave are doom'd to fall, And when Jove told this truth, he told us all.