The philosophical dictionary, from the French


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Página 296 - I say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and on this rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it...
Página 104 - For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law : but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Página 294 - I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven,
Página 37 - Ask a toad what is beauty, the supremely beautiful, the to kalon, he will answer you that it is his female, with two large round eyes projecting out of its little head, a broad, flat neck, yellow breast, and dark brown back!" Ask a Guinea negro the same question, and he will point you to a greasy black skin, hollow eyes, thick lips, and a flat nose, with perhaps an ingot of gold in it. "With the modern Greeks and other nations on the shores of the Mediterranean, corpulency...
Página 365 - And thefe again are checked by rmn ; who in his turn fubmits to other natures, and refigns his form a facrifice in common to the reft of things.
Página 34 - Is it from my speaking, that you allow me sense, memory, or ideas ? Well, I am silent; but you see me come home very melancholy, and with eager anxiety look for a paper, open the bureau where I remember to have put it, take it up, and read it with apparent joy. You hence infer that I have felt pain and pleasure, and think I have memory and knowledge.
Página 361 - If he has the will, and not the power, this shows weakness, which is contrary to the nature of God. If he has the power, and not the will, it is malignity; and this is no less contrary to his nature.
Página 359 - ... rage, by which the world is laid wafte ! Put together all the vices of all ages and places, and never will they come up to the mifchiefs and enormities of only one compaign.
Página 356 - That house had some distant claim to a province, the last proprietor of which died of an apoplexy. The prince and his council instantly resolve, that this province belongs to him by divine right. The province, which is some hundred leagues from him, protests that it does not so much as know him ; that it is not disposed to be governed by him ; that before prescribing laws to them, their consent, at least, was necessary. These...
Página 357 - If the slain in a battle do not exceed two or three thousand", the fortunate commander does not think it worth thanking God for ; but if, besides killing ten or twelve thousand men, he has been so far favoured by heaven, as totally to destroy some remarkable place, then a verbose hymn is sung in four parts, composed in a language unknown to all the combatants.

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