Sketches of the History of Man, Nide 2


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Sivu 346 - ... for if any one shall claim a power to lay and levy taxes on the people by his own authority, and without such consent of the people, he thereby invades the fundamental law of property, and subverts the end of government. For what property have I in that which another may by right take when he pleases to himself ? 141.
Sivu 301 - Upon the whole, perpetual war is bad, becaufe it converts men into beafts of prey : perpetual peace is worfe, becaufe it converts men into beafts of burden. To. prevent fuch woful degeneracy on both hands, war and peace alternately are the only effectual means ; and thefe means are adopted by Providence.
Sivu 344 - it is not only a great oppreffion upon " the poorer fort, but a badge of flavery " upon the whole people, expofing every " man's houfe to be entered into and " fearched at pleafure, by perfons un
Sivu 101 - Eider duck may give a leflbn to many a married woman, who is more difpofed to pluck her hufband than herfelf. The black game never pair : in fpring the cock on an eminence crows, and claps his wings; and all the females within hearing inftantly refort to him*. Pairing birds, excepting thofe of prey, flock together in February, in order to chufe their mates. They foon difperfe ; and are not feen afterward but in pairs. Pairing is unknown to quadrupeds that feed on grafs. To fuch it would be ufelefs...
Sivu 4 - With refpect to matrimony, it is the privilege of the male, as fuperior and protector, to make a choice : the female preferred has no privilege but barely to confent or to refufe. Nature fits them for thefe different parts : the male is bold, the female bafhful. Hence among all...
Sivu 16 - But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife ; and they twain shall be one flesh : so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Sivu 99 - The young of the former, being batched bund, and without feathers, require the nurfing care of both parents till they be able to fly. The male feeds his mate on the neft, and cheers her with a fong. As foon as the young are hatched...
Sivu 106 - ... time. Of this early birth there is one evident advantage, hinted above : the young have time to grow fo firm as eafily to bear the inclemencies of winter. Were one to guefs what probably would be the time of rutting, fummer would be named, efpecially in a cold climate. And yet to quadrupeds who carry but four or five months, that economy would throw the time of delivery to an improper feafon, for warmth, as well as for food.
Sivu 294 - État libre des gens hardis dans la guerre et timides dans la paix, c'est vouloir des choses impossibles ; et, pour règle générale, toutes les fois qu'on verra tout le monde tranquille dans un État qui se donne le nom de République, on peut être assuré que la liberté n'y est pas.
Sivu 117 - On flesh days, (that is, when meat was not forbidden by the Catholic religion), through the year, breakfast for my lord and lady was a loaf of bread, two manchets, a quart of beer, a quart of wine, half a chine of mutton, or a chine of beef boiled.

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