A General Treatise of Morality: Form'd Upon the Principles of Natural Reason Only. With a Preface in Answer to Two Essays Lately Published in the Fable of the Bees. And Some ... Remarks Upon ... Inquiry Concerning Virtue, by ... Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury

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S. Billingsley, 1724 - Ethics - 462 pages

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Page xxxv - ... and harsh, the agreeable and disagreeable in the affections; and finds a foul and fair, a harmonious and a dissonant, as really and truly here as in any musical numbers or in the outward forms or representations of sensible things. Nor can it withhold its admiration and ecstasy, its aversion and scorn, any more in what relates to one than to the other of these subjects.
Page 178 - Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright : At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Page 173 - God after the inward man," what shall he do with that " other law in his members warring against the law of his mind, and bringing him into captivity to the law of sin which is in his members
Page xxxiii - Proportions of these latter being presented to our Eye; there necessarily results a Beauty or Deformity according to the different Measure, Arrangement and Disposition of their several Parts. So in Behaviour and Actions, when presented to our Understanding, there must be found, of necessity, an apparent Difference, according to the Regularity or Irregularity of the Subjects.
Page 355 - So we interpret the precept which commands us to cut off a right hand, or pluck out a right eye.
Page xxv - ... pride, and the humblest man alive must confess, that the reward of a virtuous action, which is the satisfaction that ensues upon it, consists in a certain pleasure he procures to himself by contemplating on his own worth : which pleasure, together with the occasion of it, are as certain signs of pride, as looking pale and trembling at any imminent danger are the symptoms of fear.
Page xxxv - The mind, which is spectator or auditor of other minds, cannot be without its eye and ear, so as to discern proportion, distinguish sound, and scan each sentiment or thought which comes before it. It can let nothing escape its censure. It feels the soft and harsh, the agreeable and disagreeable in the affections ; and finds a foul and fair, a harmonious and a dissonant, as really and truly here as in any musical numbers or in the outward forms or representations of sensible things.
Page civ - ... them an equivalent to be enjoyed as a reward for the violence which by so doing they of necessity must commit upon themselves. Those that have undertaken to civilize mankind were not ignorant of this; but being unable to give so many real rewards as would satisfy all persons for every individual action, they were forced to contrive an imaginary one, that as a general equivalent for the trouble of self-denial should serve on all occasions, and, without costing anything either to themselves or...
Page xxxv - Harm, the Agreeable and Difagreeable, in the Affections ; and finds a Foul and Fair, a Harmonious and a Dijjonant, as really and truly here, as in any mufical Numbers, or in the outward Forms or Reprefentations of fenfible Things.
Page cxxxii - Colours, have been made use of to run down Religion and Virtue, as prejudicial to Society, and detrimental to the State; and to recommend Luxury, Avarice, Pride, and all kind of Vices, as being necessary to Public Welfare...

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