Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times: With a Collection of Letters. By the Right Honorable Antony Earl of Shaftesbury. ...
printed [ by J.J. Tourneisen] for J.J. Tourneisen; and J.L. Legrand, 1790
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Página 130 - To philosophize, in a just signification, is but to carry good breeding a step higher. For the accomplishment of breeding is to learn whatever is decent in company or beautiful in arts, and the sum of philosophy is to learn what is just in society and beautiful in nature and the order of the world.
Página 92 - Mufic, but even Play and Dance, were of holy appointment, and divine right. The firft monarch of this nation, though of a melancholy complexion...
Página 98 - For to me it plainly appears, that in the early times of all religions, when nations were yet barbarous and savage, there was ever an aptness or tendency towards the dark part of superstition, which among many other horrors produced that of human sacrifice.
Página 163 - It sees its hindrances and obstructions and finds they are wholly from itself and from opinions wrong conceived. The more it conquers in this respect (be it in the least particular), the more it is its own master, feels its own natural liberty and congratulates with itself on its own advancement and prosperity.
Página 261 - In effect, we see the reverend doctor's treatises standing, as it were, in the front of this order of authors, and as the foremost of those good books used by the politest and most refined devotees of either sex. They maintain the principal place in the study of almost every elegant and high divine. They stand in folios and other volumes, adorned with variety of pictures, gildings, and other decorations, on the advanced...
Página 137 - ... to find that after all the world too knows better, and that their few friends and admirers have either a very shallow wit or a very profound hypocrisy.
Página 280 - fame as of the Members in a natural " Body." So that one may fay of a Picture compos'd of any number of Figures •differently rang'd, and without any regard to this Correfpondency or Union...
Página 145 - Thus beauty and truth are plainly joined with the notion of utility and convenience, even in the apprehension of every ingenious artist, the architect, the statuary, or the painter.