Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volum 9,Del 2

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Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig
A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797
 

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Side 606 - Commentaries remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this, and such of them as are valid, derive all their force, and all their validity, and all their authority, mediately and immediately, from this original...
Side 606 - But every man now finds the contrary in his own experience ; that his reason is corrupt, and his understanding full of ignorance and error.
Side 515 - And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
Side 608 - In a democracy, where the right of making laws resides in the people at large, public virtue, or goodness of intention, is more likely to be found, than either of the other qualities of government. Popular assemblies are frequently foolish in their contrivance, and weak in their execution ; but generally mean to do the thing that is right and just, and have always a degree of patriotism or public spirit.
Side 553 - This prostitution of praise is not only a deceit upon the gross of mankind, who take their notion of characters from the learned; but also the better sort must by this means lose some part at least of that desire of fame which is the incentive to generous actions, when they find it promiscuously bestowed on the meritorious and undeserving: nay...
Side 484 - He was acquainted too with the learning cultivated among divines in that age ; and excelled in that species of eloquence which is calculated to rouse and to inflame.!! His maxims, however, were often too severe, and the impetuosity of his temper excessive. Rigid and uncomplying himself, he showed no indulgence to the infirmities of others.
Side 608 - ... the whole should protect all its parts, and that every part should pay obedience to the will of the whole ; or, in other words, that the community should guard the rights of each individual member, and that, in return for this protection, each individual should submit to the laws of the community ; without which submission of all, it was impossible that protection could be certainly extended to any.
Side 606 - But man was formed for society ; and, as is demonstrated by the writers on this subject, is neither capable of living alone, nor indeed has the courage to do it.
Side 478 - ... nor to eat, while the knights and ladies, who were to perform the principal parts of the ceremony, were eating, drinking, and making merry at the great table. At night his armour was conveyed to the church where the ceremony was performed ; and here, having watched it till the morning, he advanced with his sword hanging about his neck, and received the benediction of the priest.
Side 612 - ... was held after long debate not to extend to the surgeon, who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious is by considering the reason and spirit of it or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it.

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