An Essay Upon National Character: Being an Inquiry Into Some of the Principal Causes which Contribute to Form and Modify the Characters of Nations in the State of Civilisation, Nide 1
J. Duncan, 1832 - 1121 sivua
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Sivu 314 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...
Sivu 362 - Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Sivu 148 - THE Law of Honour is a system of rules constructed by people of fashion, and calculated to facilitate their intercourse with one another, and for no other purpose.
Sivu 196 - Three score and ten kings having their thumbs and great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table, as I have done, so God has requited me, and they brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.
Sivu 462 - ... language too barbarous to be its bond of communion with enlightened Europe. If there should be a day on which nations must render up an account of the use they made of the means which nature had confided to them, to what deserts, once unpeopled, could France appeal, and prove by the idiom common there, that the men who inhabit them are her children ? on what shores, once heathen, could she say that Christian prayers are uttered in her tongue ? amid what people could she find a monument inscribed...
Sivu 421 - Mechanics. [March, that in the mathematical sciences, Britain is now far behind her emulous rival on the opposite side of the channel, whatever she may have to boast of in moral and political knowledge. Our own country has as yet been greatly deficient in works adapted...
Sivu 287 - Chenevix, an acute observer, who resided in these islands during the years 1814-15, and who, in his Essay upon National Character, observed : " Among the islands depending upon England, the character of none are more worthy of notice than those of Jersey and Guernsey. The former is more warm and fertile, and slants towards the south ; the latter is poorer, and its grand declivity fronts the north. Jersey is more vain — Guernsey more proud. Both retain traces of their former French connection, particularly...
Sivu 420 - Port Royal soon followed. Malebranche pointed out the fallacy of our senses, and the illusions of our imagination, as fertile sources of error. Locke was translated ; but the ideas he had refuted, though exploded in England, continued to be received in France until the middle of the last century, •when Condillac published his various works, and gave general currency to the doctrines of our countryman.
Sivu 258 - ... Bourg to death as a Protestant; and shortly afterwards, the great and good Coligni; instituted an annual procession of thanksgiving for the massacre of the St. Bartholomew ; were made the tool of successive factions, and the instrument of their vengeance; were forbidden by Lewis XIV. to deliberate upon matters of state or finances ; to proceed against the ministers of his choice ; to visit the great, or to receive presents for the administration of justice; were dismissed by the same monarch,...