Pufendorf's Law of Nature and Nations Volume 2; Abridg'd from the Original. in Which, the Author's Entire Treatise (de Officio Hominis & Civis) That Was by Himself Design'd as the Epitome of His Larger Work, Is Taken. the Whole Compar'd with the Respecti
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. 1716 Excerpt: ...of 'em that other-People at the fselm do; and especially, if he be perswaded in his Mind, as he very easily may, of the Justice of such an Attempt, either because he thinks the present Prince or Ministry guilty of MdeAdminister'ation, or that he be. f "' '., --lieves ' of the Good. These Wretches., Iamspeaking of, flatter u themselves that' they shall be able to as pease Jupiter by M their Offerings and their Sacrifices, but tltey both lose l their Labour, and throw away their Expence; for He " never regards the Prayers and the Homages of the " perjured. J GoadiMan will be) always..more easily ' heard and sooner obtain a Favour from the Gods than d " Wicked one. And therefore I advise you who are " Wrtuous and live in Devotion and Integrity, to go oft w that you may at last receive the Satisfaction of such a, . Behaviour. Is nos per Gentis alium, &c. RudenU Prolog, vets. 10. &c. I can't imagine what Mr. Bayle Svas thinking of, when relating himself the Substance of what the Constellallation thus delivers upon the Roman Stage, he subjoins (Rep-au Provinciate, T. iv. p. 320. j Js not this to teaph Mankind, that provided they do not Personally Offend: the Deity by trifling withOatht, which with Religious Formalites they have taken Him to Attest they have nothing to fear from his Anger? But is it not, on the contrary, as evident as can be, that the Poet speaks of Probity and good Manners in general, as of a Thing without which all the external AEs of Devotion are ho ways agreeable" to the Gods; a, nd that if he mentions Crimes attended with Perjury, 'tis to give us an instance of the most enormous Offences, and where' the Heinousness is extreamly aggravated by that Ch' cumstaiice? Mr. Bayle is no happier' in his Criticisms'..
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