The Edinburgh Review, Volumen72

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A. and C. Black, 1841
 

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Página 495 - We are not to judge them by our usages. No reverend institutions are insulted by their proceedings, for they have none among them. No peace of families is violated, for no family ties exist among them.
Página 228 - Church is still sending forth to the farthest ends of the world missionaries as zealous as those who landed in Kent with Augustine and still confronting hostile kings with the same spirit with which she confronted Attila. The number of her children is greater than in any former age. Her acquisitions in the New World have more than compensated her for what she has lost in the Old.
Página 227 - IT is hardly necessary for us to say that this is an excellent book excellently translated. The original work of Professor Ranke is known and esteemed wherever German literature is studied, and has been found interesting even in a most inaccurate and dishonest French version. It is, indeed, the work of a mind fitted both for minute researches and for large speculations.
Página 83 - I seen a cloud rolling in its airy mansion, ' and the like. No — these were sublimities above the rise of the apostolic spirit. For the Apostles, poor mortals, were content to take lower steps, and to tell the world in plain terms that he who believed should be saved, and that he who believed not should be damned.
Página 83 - For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Página 37 - It would seem as if the rulers of our time sought only to use men in order to make things great ; I wish that they would try a little more to make great men ; that they would set less value on the work, and more upon the workman ; that they would never forget that a nation cannot long remain strong when every man belonging to it is individually weak ; and that no form or combination of social polity has yet been devised to make an energetic people out of a community of pusillanimous and enfeebled...
Página 228 - Antioch — when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca. And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's.
Página 8 - Is it credible that the democracy which has annihilated the feudal system, and vanquished kings, will respect the citizen and the capitalist? Will it stop now that it is grown so strong, and its adversaries so weak?
Página 229 - As to the other great question, the question what becomes of man after death, we do not see that a highly educated European, left to his unassisted reason, is more likely to be in the right than a Blackfoot Indian. Not a single one of the many sciences in which we surpass the Blackfoot . Indians throws the smallest light on the state of the soul after the animal life is extinct.
Página 8 - The gradual development of the equality of conditions is therefore a providential fact, and it possesses all the characteristics of a divine decree: it is universal, it is durable, it constantly eludes all human interference, and all events as well as all men contribute to its progress.

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