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" How can it enter into the thoughts of man, that the soul, which is capable of such immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall fall away into nothing almost as Boon as it is created ? Are such abilities made for no purpose... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison: The Tatler and Spectator ... - Page 416
by Joseph Addison - 1854
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...Afch Abilities made for no Purpofe ? A Brute arrives at a point of Perfection that he can never pafs : In a few Years he has all the Endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thoufand more, would be the fame thing he is at prefent. Were a human Soul thus at a ftand in her Accomplilriments,...
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The Principles of Natural Law: In which the True Systems of Morality and ...

Jean Jacques Burlamaqui - 1752 - 312 pages
...fuch abilities made for no purpofe ? A brute arrives at a foint of perfection that he can never pafs : In a few years he has all the endowments he is capable...and were he to live ten thousand more, would be the fame thing he is at prefent. Were a human foul thus at aftand in her acccomplifhments, were her faculties...
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The Moral Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Select Pieces, in Prose and Verse ...

1773 - 376 pages
...fuch abilities made for no purpofe ? A brute arrives at a point of perfeftion that he can never pafs : in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thoufand more, would be the fame thing he is at prefenr. Were a human foul thus at a fland in her accomplifhments,...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original ..., Volume 8

John Wesley - 1785
...fuch abilities made for no purpofe ? A brute arrives at a poinfof perfeftion that he can never pafs; in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to Jive ten' thoufand more, would be the fame thing he is at prefent. Were a human foul thus at a ftand...
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Sermons on several subjects, Volume 1

Beilby Porteus (bp. of London.) - 1783 - 429 pages
...words than his own. " A brute, fays he, arrives at a point of perfection, which he can never pafs. In a few years, he has all the endowments he is capable of, and were he to live ten thoufand more, he would be the fame thing he is at prefent. Were a human foul thus at a ftand in her...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1785 - 405 pages
...abilities abilities made for no purpofe ? A brute arrives at a point of perfeftion that he can never pafs ; in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thoufand more, would be the fame thing he is at prefent. Were a human foul thus at a ftand in her accomplifhments,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 pages
...liti lities made for no purpofe ? A brute arrives at a point of perfection that he can never pafs: in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thouland more, would be the fame thing he is at prefent. Were a human foul thus at a ftand in her accomplifiiments...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1019 pages
...fuch abilities made for no purpofe ? A brute arrives at a point of perfection that he can never pafs : in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thoufand more, would be the fame thing he is at prcfcnt. Were a human foul thus at a Itand in her accompliihments,...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

1792 - 456 pages
...fuch abilities made for no purpotc ? A brute arrives at a point of perfcftion that he can never pafs : in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thoufand more, would be the fame thing he is at prefcnt. Were a human foul thus at a Hand in her accompirihments,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

1797 - 1120 pages
...abilities made for ro purpole ? A brute arrives at a point of perfection that he can never pafs : in a fe\v years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thoufand more, world be the fame thing he is at prefent. Were a human foul thus at a Hand in her accomplilhments,...
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