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" It seems to me, that in order to maintain the moral system of the world at a certain point, far below that of ideal perfection, for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining; but, however, sufficient upon the whole to constitute... "
The Universal Magazine - Page 537
1804
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Letters, on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: and on ...

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1749 - 264 pages
...avarice, their vanity, and their luxury, without the fenfe of any duty they pwe to God or raan. B ft It feems to me, that in order to maintain the moral...perfection, (for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining) but however fufficient upon the whole to conftitute a ftate eafy and...
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Letters, on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: and on ...

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1749 - 262 pages
...they owe to God or man. B ./ / jo ON THE SPIRIT It feenis to me, that in order to maintain the/moral fyftem of the world at a certain .point, far below...perfection/, (for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining)/ but however fufficient upon the whole to conftitute a ftate eafy and...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1762 - 478 pages
...excurfion in honour of a favourit^ author. i;: - .. . ;; Letters on biftory, vol. i. let. 5. - It fccms to me, that in order to maintain the .moral fyftem of the world at a certain poinr, far below that of ideal perf e&ion, (for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable...
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Elements of Criticism: Volume I [-II].

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1765 - 578 pages
...will forgive this fhort excuriion in honour of a favourite writer. Letters on hi/lory, vol. i. let. 5. It feems to me, that in order to maintain the moral...perfection, (for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining), but however fufficient upon the whole to conftitute a ftate eafy and...
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The Misscellaneous [sic] Works of the Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord ...

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1768 - 354 pages
...the fenfe of any duty they owe to God or man. . It Ie-cms to me, that in order to maintain the H)oraJ fyftem of the world at a certain point, far below...perfection, (for we are: made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining) but however fufficient upon the whole to conftitute a ftatc eafy and...
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Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King

Henry Saint-John Bolingbroke - 1775 - 326 pages
...avarice, their vanity, and their luxury, without the fenfe of any duty they owe to God or man. B ' ' • It feems to me, that in order to maintain the moral...perfection, (for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining) but however fufficient upon the whole to conftitute a fbate eafy and...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1788 - 590 pages
...writer. Letters on hiftory, vol. i. let. 5. It feems to me, that in order to maintain the moral fyflem of the world at a certain point, far below that of...perfection, (for we are made capable of con,ceiving what we are incapable of attaining), bnt however fufficient upon the whole to conftitute a ftate eafy and...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register, Volume 53

1822 - 688 pages
...in his own defence. " It seems to me," says Lord I ;. " that, in order to maintain the moral system of the world at a certain point, far below that of...perfection, for we are made capable of conceiving what we arc incapable of attaining, that the Author of Nature has thought fit to mingle, from time to time,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1797 - 516 pages
...their avarice, their vanity, and their luxury, without the fenfe of any duty they owe to God or man. It feems to me, that in order to maintain the moral...perfection, (for we are made capable of conceiving what we are incapable of attaining) but however futticient, upon the whole, to conftitute a ftate eafy and...
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A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America ...

John Adams - 1797 - 448 pages
...fame purpofe, fo nobly exprefled, that I cannot forbear the pleafure of Itanfcribing i fcribing it. " It feems to me, that, in order to " maintain the' moral fyftem of the univerfe at . *' a certain point, far below that of ideal perfec" tion (for we are made capable of...
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