The Young Philosopher: A Novel ...

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T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1798
 

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Strana 46 - But why should I his childish feats display? Concourse, and noise, and toil he ever fled; Nor cared to mingle in the clamorous fray Of squabbling imps; but to the forest sped, Or roam'd at large the lonely mountain's head, Or, where the maze of some bewilder'd stream To deep untrodden groves his footsteps led, There would he wander wild, till Phoebus
Strana 171 - Beware of the relentlefs train, Who forms adore, whom forms maintain ? Left prudes demure, or coxcombs loud, Accufe thee to the partial crowd ; Foes who the laws of honour flight, A judge who meafures guilt by fpite. Behold the fage Aurelia ftand, Difgrace and fame at her command ! As if heaven's delegate defign'd, Sole arbiter of all her kind. Whether {he try fome favour'd piece, By rules devis'd in ancient Greece j Or whether modern in her flight, She tells what Paris thinks polite: For much her...
Strana 175 - IV, 60-63. 90II, 221-222. She could not speak with patience of a man who had parted with his own wife, though it was her own wish. She hated a man who affected to revere, and had written in favour of the Americans; nay, who had aided and abetted, as far as in him lay, the atrocious French Revolution.
Strana 132 - ... climate gives, from the lower classes of the Irish."85 At another time, Delmont's intended marriage to the American born Medora Glenmorris brings down upon his head the ire of his aunt, who thinks . . . nothing can be worse than for great families to demean themselves by low alliances and especially with folks not properly born according to the laws of England — and then an American too ! — a race that for my part...
Strana 132 - American too ! — a race that for my part sctms to me not to belong to Christian society somehow, and who, I understand, are no better than atheists ; for I am told there are no clergy in America, as our's are, established by law, to oblige and compel people to think right ; but that all runs wild, and there are no tithes, nor ways of maintaining that holy order, as we have, but every body prays their own way, if indeed such free-thinkers ever pray at all, which I dare say they do not. — But I...
Strana 176 - Rousseau'schen prinzipien aufgebaut ist. for he had been present at Paris at the taking the Bastille, and had applauded the speech of Mirabeau, in the Jeu-dePaumes ; and on his return, had ventured to write a pamphlet, in which, while he exhorted the French people not to suffer themselves to be led by the first effervescence of liberty, into such...
Strana 133 - ... oblige and compel people to think right ; but that all runs wild, and there are no tithes, nor ways of maintaining that holy order, as we have, but every body prays their own way, if indeed such free-thinkers ever pray at all, which I dare say they do not. — But I am assured that they are excessive bad people, and that it is a dangerous thing to have any communication with them, which certainly redoubles one's concern, if it be true that Mr. Delmont who might, we all know, do so much better,...
Strana 54 - From detestation against individuals, such as justices and overseers, he began to reflect on the laws that put it in their power thus to drive forth to nakedness and famine the wretched beings they were empowered to protect ; and he was led to enquire if the complicated misery he...
Strana 92 - Having learned to use his own opinion on every point, "he determined to yield his freedom to none of those motives which the love of power or of wealth might hold out to him, but to live on his little farm unfettered by the rules he must submit to if he entered any profession," knowing, however, that he must bear the ridicule of his relatives and friends.
Strana 176 - Jeu-dePaumes ; and on his return, had ventured to write a pamphlet, in which, while he exhorted the French people not to suffer themselves to be led by the first effervescence of liberty, into such licentiousness as would risk the loss of it, he hazarded a few opinions on the rights of nations, and the purposes of government...

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