Memoirs of the life of Peter Daniel Huet, bishop of Avranches, written by himself, tr. by J. Aikin

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Sivu 329 - Je vis éloigné de la France Sans besoin et sans abondance Content d'un vulgaire destin J'aime la vertu sans rudesse, J'aime le plaisir sans mollesse J'aime la vie et n'en crains pas la fin.
Sivu 66 - Mais, si sur votre front je puis me voir un jour, La plus humble des fleurs sera la plus superbe.
Sivu 297 - Having contracted an acquaintance with many of the most eminent literary characters of his time, he...
Sivu 486 - ... is natural reason enlarged by a new set of discoveries communicated by God immediately; which reason vouches the truth of, by the testimony and proofs it gives that they come from God. So that he that takes away reason to make way for revelation, puts out the light of both...
Sivu 384 - In former times, as there was a greater propensity, and freer scope, for the performance of actions worthy of remembrance, so every person of distinguished abilities was induced by the consciousness of doing right alone, without regard to favour or interest, to record examples of worth.
Sivu 108 - Italic ; Et sous des noms Remains faisant notre portrait, Peindre Caton galant, et Brutus dameret.
Sivu 21 - ... any of the patients should die of an unknown malady, he should give me a summons that we might ascertain the disease and the cause of death by dissection. Nor did we employ our industry on the human body alone, but carried our researches into those of quadrupeds, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects. In this course it is incredible how many new and singular objects, well worthy of remark, came under our observation, all which I carefully recorded. And although we had no lack of careful dissectors,...
Sivu 142 - Qui ne peut revenir, Tourment de ma pensee, Que n'ai-je en te perdant perdu le souvenir?
Sivu 176 - I might not be suspected of idle boasting, 1 immediately put it to the proof. I therefore took the fourth part of a common leaf of paper, and on its narrower side wrote a single line in so \small a character that it contained twenty verses of the Iliad...
Sivu 259 - I cannot but regard it as a very valuable discovery ; and I think the literary tribe are much indebted to those who contributed to familiarize them with the " cups that s 2 cheer, cheer, but not inebriate.

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