An Essay Upon National Character: Being an Inquiry Into Some of the Principal Causes which Contribute to Form and Modify the Characters of Nations in the State of Civilisation, 第 2 卷

J. Duncan, 1832


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第 307 頁 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry, her clothing is silk and purple.
第 307 頁 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her.
第 373 頁 - God and placed no limit on the mercy of the Unseen has ever been game for the theological Rough Riders. The matter of martyrdom in the good old days agone (and the best that can be said of them is that they are gone) was only a huge misunderstanding. And the tragic joke of it all lies in the fact that persecutor and martyr are cut from the same piece.
第 377 頁 - It is a fufficient proof of this, that when he was on his return from the Holy Land, after his father's death, and knew that his prefence was ardently defired in England, he accepted an invitation to a tournament at Chalons in Burgundy.
第 531 頁 - ... felt rather their ambition than their benevolence. Among modern states, not one could be named that has disseminated so much good, and so little evil, as England. Spain and Portugal discovered new seas and lands : England discovered and enlightened them. Germany has not been in a situation favourable to maritime adventures. France, with extensive coasts, and all the power and knowledge which could make her great by sea, has indeed completed voyages of circumnavigation ; but she has planted few...
第 395 頁 - ... and unblushingly own the true but chastened language of nature. It is theirs to choose, and to say which the man is whose mind and temper they hold to be the most congenial to their own, from whom they may expect to receive, and on whom to confer the largest portion of happiness. The choice indeed of youth and inexperience may not always be that which the anxiety of parents or the prudence of age would suggest ; and the voice of affection may differ from that of interest or ambition. But interest...
第 406 頁 - THE affections which bind a man to the place of his birth are essential in his nature, and follow the same law as that which governs every innate feeling. They are implanted in his bosom along with life, and are modified by every circumstance which he encounters from the beginning to the end of his existence. The sentiment which, in the breast of any one man, is an instinctive fondness for the spot where he drew his early breath, becomes, by the progress of mankind and the formation of society, a...
第 55 頁 - ... for nothing ; this is the work of idleness, or of luxury affecting to be industrious. The bent of civilization is to make good things cheap. It is a proud and true distinction, that, in this island, the average consumption of woollens per head is more than double of what it is in the most favoured...
第 57 頁 - The various machinery now used in manufacturing: it, has enabled one man to perform the work of one hundred and fifty. Now the lowest computation supposes 280,000 men — some say 350,000 men — to be employed in it. Hence the work now performed in this single branch would, half a century ago, have required 42,000,000 of men...
第 49 頁 - Elizabeth had farmed for fourteen thousand pounds, were raised to fifty thousand pounds ; and while her ships, both royal and commercial, were increasing in burden and in number, her ports, docks, storehouses, &c., were improved; and she undertook voyages of discoveries and circumnavigation. The events in which England was engaged during the seventeenth century produced a very different effect upon the enterprising spirit of the nation from those which occurred two hundred years before. The age of...