Hobby Horses; A Poetic Allegory

Hobby Horses; A Poetic Allegory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1797 edition. Excerpt: ...actions does it not prove a relaxation of all principles, does it not argue a little and ignoble mind in him who can rebel against a law thus grown as binding to society, as if it were derived from principles of nature I That man who has not fortitude enough to yield obedience to customs, which in themselves are virtuous and innocent, Thou, horrid monster, who with hellish grin, Canst smile acceptance to the basest sin. Yes! thou, e'en thou whose harden'd heart desies The keenest pang which conscious guilt supplies, innocent, has, to fay the best we can of him, a very narrow understanding.--" Let no such man be trusted." For me, I set him down as one, pregnant with guilt, and ripe for the worst crimes.----While moral laws exist, should they not be obeyed?--Surely, to hold them sacred are our only points of honor! What adequate ideas can we form of magnanimity and virtue, if we remove the very tests that bring them into action. What! are we to live amenable to no restrictions; to give the rein to all our appetites? Are we to make no sacrisices?--Let then the advocate of such a doctrine, from such designs, arrange himself a system of new policy. But to repel our charge, the libertine will sind an arduous undertaking. To vindicate his conduct, he must refute the present system of things; he must sirst prove the state of savage life is better and happier than that of civilized society; nor will it be enough sor him to plead that such are his ideas, he must proceed to prove the geF 3 nerality Learn to believe there is a future day, When you the forfeit of your crimes sh your crimes (hall pay. nerality of such opinions. Before these, mine mall learn to fall, and I will then unite with him, in thinking that seduction is no crime. HORSES. PART III. Lh!...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678516
  • 9781236678515