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Page 331 - In short there are two principles, which I cannot render consistent ; nor is it in my power to renounce either of them, viz. that all our distinct perceptions are distinct existences, and that the mind never perceives any real connexion among distinct existences.
Page 146 - And see the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in shade and sun, Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, Wave succeeding wave, they go A various journey to the deep, Like human life to endless sleep!
Page 173 - I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence.
Page 208 - Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravell'd fondly turns to thee ; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
Page 498 - An inquiry into the share, which King Charles i. had in the transactions of the Earl of Glamorgan...
Page 213 - Redress the rigours of the inclement clime; Aid slighted truth with thy persuasive strain ; Teach erring man to spurn the rage of gain...
Page 306 - The eight sessions that I sat in parliament were a school of civil prudence, the first and most essential virtue of an historian.
Page 310 - An Inquiry into the Secondary Causes which Mr. Gibbon has assigned for the rapid growth of Christianity.
Page 126 - And thou, who mindful of the unhonour'd Dead Dost in these Notes their artless Tale relate By Night & lonely Contemplation led To linger in the gloomy Walks of Fate Hark how the sacred Calm, that broods around Bids ev'ry fierce tumultuous Passion cease In still small Accents whisp'ring from the Ground A grateful Earnest of eternal Peace No more with Reason & thyself at Strife ; Give anxious Cares & endless Wishes room But thro* the cool sequester'd Vale of Life Pursue the silent Tenour of thy Doom.
Page 449 - It was on this occasion that Burns composed his beautiful little Address to the shade of the bard of Ednam. In the following year the Earl pursued the subject in an *' Essay on the Lives and Writings of Fletcher of Saltoun, and the Poet Thomson, biographical, critical, and political ; with some Pieces of Thomson's never before published,

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