Essays in a Series of Letters to a Friend on the Following Subjects; I. on a Man's Writing Memoirs of Himself. II. on Decision of Character. III. on the Application of the Epithet Romantic. IV. on Some of the Causes by Which Evangelical

Essays in a Series of Letters to a Friend on the Following Subjects; I. on a Man's Writing Memoirs of Himself. II. on Decision of Character. III. on the Application of the Epithet Romantic. IV. on Some of the Causes by Which Evangelical

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...victim of those deadly caverns." But each speculative visionary' tlnks the discovery is made; and while surveying his own great magazine of expedients, consisting of Fortunatus' cap, the philosopher's stone, Aladdin's lamp, and other eflicient articles, he is confident that the work may speedily be done. These powerful instruments of melioration perhaps lose their individual names under the general denomination of Philosophy, a term that would be venerable, if it could be saved from the misfortune of being hackneyed into cant, and from the impiety of substituting its expedients in the place of Divine power. But it is of little consequence what denomination the prOj(-;r(rr3 assume to themselves or their schemes. It is by their fruits that we shall know them. Their work is before them; the scene of moral disorder presents to them the plagues which they are to stop, the mountain which they are to remove, the torrent which they are to divert, the desert which they are to clothe in verdune and bloom. Let them make their experiment, and add each his page to the gloomy records in which experience contemns the folly of imagination'; ' connexion ind_-ed withthe su,"j'ct of elections, expresses the author'5' Spectator, No. 56.-f-ln reading lately some part of a well-written book published:1 few ycm'ss5rr('e, Icame to the following' passage, which though in general opinion of the state of society, and of the means of cxaitntg; it to wisdom and virtue. " The bulk of the community begin to ex. " amine, to f_ el, to u: uier'stan(i their rights and duties. They only " rrquire the fostering cure qft/re P/lil, eaji/iertor'i, ')en1/zem into cam/rle: g ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933354
  • 9781236933355