Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. a New Ed

Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. a New Ed

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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. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ...and VIRGIL, are the same that are received at this day, by our modern jockeys; because the foundation of them is the same, namely, experience of what isssde; trimental or useful to the animal. t Broad shoulders, a lank belly, firm joints, taper legs; all these are beautiful in our species, because' signs of force and vigour. Ideas of utility and its contrary, though they do not entirely determine what is handsome or deformed, are evidently the ' 1-Cum alacribus, faltu;" eutn' velocibus, cursu, cum validis rect: eextabat. SALLUST apud Vrerr. vilized nations, istreated with a-regard suited to his condition; and riches, it is evident, go far towards fixing the condition of any person. If birth and quality f ScteeNOTE LHHJ so suddenly propose, and perhaps he would not accept of, any pecuniary advantage from them. A traveller is always admitted into company, and meets' with civility, in proportion als his train and eqliipage speak him a man of great or moderate fortune. In tho: t, the different ranks' of mesin are, in a great measure, regulated by riches; and that with regard to superiors as well as infcriors, strangfiers as well-as ac; quaintance.-... What remains; therefore, but to conclude, that; as riches are defired for ourselvcs only as the means some imaginary future period, they beget estectsiem insi others merely from their having that influence, This indeed is their very nature or effenec: They have a direct reference to the commodities, coiiveniencies, and Pleasures of life: The billv of a banker who is broke, or gold in a desart ifland, would otherwise be' full as valuable. When we approach a man who is, apparel. On the contrary, when a poor man appears, the disagreeable images of want, penury, hard labour, dirty furniture, more

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