The Works of Soame Jenyns ...: Including Several Pieces Never Before Published. To which are Prefixed, Short Sketches of the History of the Author's Family, and Also of His Life, Volume 3

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T. Cadell, 1790
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Page 29 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us — And that there is, all nature cries aloud Through all her works — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
Page 63 - But was it an evil ever so great, it could not be remedied but by one much greater, which is by living for ever ; by which means our...
Page 226 - God acts in ways as different from ours, as inconceivable to us ; his ways are not like our ways, nor his thoughts like our thoughts...
Page 53 - Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? Loves of his own, and raptures fwell the note. ^ "•{The bounding fteed you pompoufly beftride, Shares with his lord the pleafure and the pride.
Page 192 - ... manner inherent in the nature of man -, for, as he cannot be taught by example, nor led to it by temptation, or prompted to it by intereft, it muft be derived from his native conftitution ; and is a remarkable confirmation of what revelation fo frequently inculcates — that he brings into the world with him an original depravity, the effects of a fallen and degenerate ftate ; in proof of which we need...
Page 190 - ... propagated by our culture, and fed by our care, we have certainly a right to deprive of life, becaufe it is given and preferved to them on that condition...
Page 49 - ... insensibility which can enable them to endure the miseries of the one and the fatigues of the other. It is a cordial administered by the gracious hand of providence, of which they ought never to be deprived by an ill-judged and improper education.
Page 53 - Is it for thee the lark ascends and sings? Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Loves of his own and raptures swell the note.
Page 53 - Who for thy table feeds the wanton fawn, For him as kindly spread the flowery lawn : Is it for thee the lark ascends and sings ? Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings.
Page 50 - I have ever thought it a most remarkable instance of the divine wisdom, that whereas in all animals, whose individuals rise little above the rest of their species, knowledge is instinctive; in man, whose individuals are so widely different, it is acquired by education; by which means the prince and the labourer, the philosopher and the peasant, are in some measure fitted for their respective situations.

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