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Side 122 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face ; the hair of my flesh stood up.
Side 100 - ... and if he were demanded, what is it that solidity and extension adhere in, he would not be in a much better case than the Indian before mentioned who, saying that the world was supported by a great elephant, was asked what the elephant rested on; to which his answer was — a great tortoise: but being again pressed to know what gave support to the broad-backed tortoise, replied — something, he knew not -what.
Side 92 - He is omnipresent, not virtually only but also substantially ; for virtue cannot subsist without substance. In Him are all things contained and moved ; yet neither affects the other. God suffers nothing from the motion of bodies ; bodies find no resistance from the omnipresence of God. It is allowed by all that the supreme God exists necessarily, and by the same necessity He exists always and everywhere.
Side 100 - So that if any one will examine himself concerning his notion of pure substance in general he will find he has no other idea of it at all, but only a supposition of he knows not what support of such finalities which are capable of producing simple ideas in us, which qualities are commonly called accidents.
Side 89 - ... all sensation is excited, and the members of animal bodies move at the command of the will, namely, by the vibrations of this Spirit, mutually propagated along the solid filaments of the nerves, from the outward organs of sense to the brain, and from the brain into the muscles.
Side 124 - Trenmor came, from his hill, at the voice of his mighty son. A cloud, like the steed of the stranger, supported his airy limbs. His robe is of the mist of Lano, that brings death to the people. His sword is a green meteor half- extinguished.
Side 124 - Crugal, or find his lone steps in the heath. I am light as the blast of Cromla, and I move like the shadow of mist. Connal, son of Colgar, I see the dark cloud of death: it hovers over the plains of Lena. The sons of green Erin shall fall. Remove from the field of ghosts.
Side 101 - The same happens concerning the operations of the mind, viz., thinking, reasoning, fearing, etc., which we concluding not to subsist of themselves, nor apprehending how they can belong to body, or be produced by it, we are apt to think these the actions of some other substance, which we call spirit...