Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event: In a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris
J. Dodsley, 1790 - 364页
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againſt appear army aſſembly authority becauſe become better body called cauſe character choice church civil clergy common concerning conduct confiſcation conſider conſiderable conſtitution contribution courſe crown deſcription deſtroy direct effect election England equal eſtabliſhment eſtates evil exiſtence favour feel firſt follow force France give given hands honour human ideas individuals intereſt itſelf juſtice kind king kingdom landed laſt leaſt liberty manner means ment mind moral moſt muſt national aſſembly nature never object obſerve opinion Paris perhaps perſons political preſent principles produce reaſon regard religion render republic reſpect ſame ſay ſcheme ſecurity ſee ſeems ſeveral ſhall ſhould ſociety ſome ſort ſpirit ſtate ſubject ſuch ſyſtem taken themſelves theſe thing thoſe thought tion true uſe virtue wealth whilſt whole whoſe wiſh
第114页 - by this new conquering empire of light and reafon. All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off. All the fuperadded ideas, furnifhed from the wardrobe of a moral imagination, which the heart owns, and the underftanding ratifies, as neceflary to cover the
第114页 - of our naked fhivering nature, and to raife it to dignity in our own eftimation, are to be exploded as a ridiculous, abfurd, and antiquated fafhion. On this fcheme of things, a king is but a man; a queen is but a woman; a woman is but an animal ; and an animal not of the higheft order.
第26页 - of Queen Elizabeth, as folemn a pledge as ever was or can be given in favour of an hereditary fucceffion, and as folemn a renunciation as could be made of the principles by this fociety imputed to them. " The lords " fpiritual and temporal, and commons, do, " in the name of all the people aforefaid, moft
第87页 - in life, and to confolation in death. Whatever each man can feparately do, without trefpaffing upon others, he has a right to do for himfelf ; and he has a right to a fair portion of all which fociety, with all its combinations of fkill and force, can do in his favour. In this
第112页 - love, that fhe fhould ever be obliged to carry the fharp antidote againft difgrace concealed in that bofom ; little did I dream that I fhould have lived to fee fuch difaft'ers fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thoufand fwords muft have leaped from their fcabbards to avenge
第14页 - the world in which they are fo fond of meddling, and inexperienced in all its affairs, on which they pronounce with fo much confidence, they have nothing of politics but the paffions they excite. Surely the church is a place where one day's truce ought to be Allowed to the diffenfions and animofities of mankind.
第113页 - ever be totally extinguifhed, the lofs I fear will be great. It is this which has given its character to modern Europe. It is this which has diftinguifhed it under all its forms of government, and diftinguifhed it to its advantage, from the ftates of Afia, and poffibly from thofe ftates which fiourifhed in the
第91页 - rights entering into common life, like rays of light which pierce into a denfe medium, are, by the laws of nature, refracted from their ftraight line. Indeed in the grofs. and complicated mafs of human paffions and concerns, the primitive rights of men undergo fuch a variety of
第141页 - And firft of all the fcience of jurifprudence, the pride of the human intellect, which, with all its defects, redundancies, and errors, is the collected reafon of ages, combining the principles of original juftice with the infinite variety of human concerns, as a heap of old exploded errors, would be no longer ftudied.