The Modern Preceptor ; Or, a General Course of Education, Volumen2

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Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1810 - 580 páginas
 

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Página 385 - For could the Arches be otherwise than pointed when the Workman was to imitate that curve which branches of two opposite trees make by their intersection with one another ? Or could the Columns be otherwise than split into distinct shafts, when they were to represent the Stems of a clump of Trees...
Página 348 - ... intellect, or from the confused manner in which those collections have been laid up in his mind. The addition of other men's judgment is so far from weakening our own, as is the opinion of many, that it will fashion and consolidate those ideas of excellence which lay in embryo, feeble, ill-shaped, and confused...
Página 349 - NOR whilst I recommend studying the art from artists, can I be supposed to mean, that nature is to be neglected: I take this study in aid, and not in exclusion, of the other. Nature is, and must be the fountain which alone is inexhaustible; and from. which all excellencies must originally flow.
Página 500 - ... from the virtuous character. It is the cement of society, or that pervading spirit which connects its members, inspires its various relations, and maintains the order and subordination of each part to the whole. Without it, society would become a den of thieves and banditti, hating and hated, devouring and devoured, by one another.
Página 248 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, etc.
Página 490 - Let avarice defend it as it will, there is an honest reluctance in humanity against buying and selling, and regarding those of our own species as our wealth and possessions.
Página 424 - Senfes of Pleafure invite him to new Purfuits ; he grows fenfible to the Attractions of Beauty, feels a peculiar Sympathy with the Sex, and forms a more tender kind of Attachment than he has yet experienced. This becomes the Cement of a new Moral Relation, and gives a fofter Turn to his Paflions and Behaviour.
Página 422 - Destination of Man, or in other words what his Business is, or what Conduct he is obliged to pursue, we must inspect his Constitution, take every Part to pieces, examine their mutual Relations one to the other, and the common Effort or Tendency of the...
Página 482 - ... moral connection, the spring of many domestic endearments, has measured out to each pair a particular sphere of action, proportioned to their views, and adapted to their respective capacities.
Página 447 - They shew mankind in every attitude and variety of character, and give virtue both its struggles and its triumphs.