Sketches of the History of Man, Volumen2


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Página 358 - ... for if any one shall claim a power to lay and levy taxes on the people by his own authority, and without such consent of the people, he thereby invades the fundamental law of property, and subverts the end of government. For what property have I in that which another may by right take when he pleases to himself ? 141.
Página 97 - This at leaft is the cafe of eagles : the male and female hunt together ; and during incubation the female is fed by the male. A greater number than a fingle pair never are feen in company. Gregarious birds pair, in order probably to prevent difcord, in a fociety confined to a narrow fpace.
Página 346 - Though the Prince of Sambaboa had for him the laws of the kingdom, and the hearts of the people, yet he retired in filence to avoid a civil war. He could not, however, prevent men of rank from flocking to him ; which, being interpreted a rebellion, the King raifed an army, vowing to put them all to the fword.
Página 121 - ... uplandifh towns of the realm, religious houfes and manor places of their lords excepted ; but that each made his fire againft a rere-dofle in the hall, where he dined, and dreffed his meat.
Página 306 - There is another advantage of war, that ought not to be overlooked, though not capital. It ferves to drain the country of idlers, few of whom are innocent, and many not a little mifchievous. In...
Página 40 - They get drunk, and in their drunkenness beat us, draw us by the hair of the head, and tread us under foot. And what have we to comfort us for...
Página 13 - Another diftin&ion is equally vifible : The mafter of a family is immediately connected with his country : his wife, his children, his fervants, are immediately connected with him, and with their country through him only. Women accordingly have lefs patriotifm than men ; and lefs bitternefs againft the enemies of their country.
Página 68 - ... the fame country ; and to affign the caufes of thefe differences. Where luxury is unknown, and where people have no wants but what are fuggefted by uncorrupted nature ; men and women live together with great freedom, and with great innocence* In Greece anciently, even young women of rank miniftered to men in bathing.
Página 40 - Wales, fays, that formerly they hardly ever married without a prior cohabitation ; it having been cuftomary for parents to let out their daughters to young men upon trial, for a fum of money told down, and under a penalty if the girls were returned.

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