Pope. Essay on Man, Ed. by M. Pattison

Pope. Essay on Man, Ed. by M. Pattison

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...among the Stoical quibbles or paradoxes. ' Moralists have observed this distinction between satisfaction (pleasure) and happiness, that satisfaction is perfect at any given moment, happiness demands a full and completely developed term of existence. Wollaston, on the other hand, asserts that pleasures are greater by mere continuance, Religion of Nature Delineated (1723), p. 59: 'Because all the moments of our pleasure must be in some ratio to those of another pleasure. And if the degrees of intenseness be multiplied by the moments of duration, there must still be some ratio of the one product to the other.' 1. 77. Heav'n from all creatures bides the book of fate. Hor. Carm. 3-29-3. Prudens futuri temporis exitum Caliginosa nocte premit Deus.' 1. Si. The lamb iby riot dooms to bleed to-day, &c. Cic. De Officiis, I. 4: 'Inter hominem et belluam hoc maxime interest, quod haec tantum ad id quod adest, quodque praesens est, se accommodat, paululum sentiens praeteritum et futurum.' D'Israeli, Cur. of Lit. p. 208, compares Dr. King, Mully of Mountown (1704): 'A gentle lamb has rhetoric to plead, And when she sees the butcher's knife decreed, Her voice entreats him not to make her bleed.' 1. 84. And licks the hand just rais'd to sbed bis blood. Dryden. Trans1. of Ovid, Met. 15 (Works, vo1. 12, p. 211): 'Deaf to the calf that lies beneath the knife, Looks up and from her butcher begs her life.' 1. 85. Ob blindness to the future 1 kindly giv'n. To escape the many difficulties occasioned by attributing souls to brutes, Cartesianism made them mere machines, and allowed a soul to man only. Pope, in the present passage, gives to brutes sensation, but supposes that the want of the rational soul exempts them from the worst part of suffering--the expectation...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • English
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  • 1236586115
  • 9781236586117