This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 Excerpt: ...folly to imagine that Jupiter would wreak his displeasure upon pillars, trees, nay, upon temples themselves, and yet let the sacrilegious go ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 Excerpt: ...folly to imagine that Jupiter would wreak his displeasure upon pillars, trees, nay, upon temples themselves, and yet let the sacrilegious go free; lc. strike sheep, and consume altars, and all this upon a con-' sulfation of the gods; as if he wanted either skill.or justice to govern his own affairs by himself, either in sparing the guilty, or in destroying the innocent. Now, what should be the mystery of all this? The wisdom of our forefathers found it necessary to keep wicked people in awe by the apprehension of a superior power; and to fright them into their good behaviour, by the fear of an armed and an avenging justice over their heads. Neither did they believe that Jupiter to be the t/iundcrcr, whose image was worshipped in the Capitol, and in other places; but intended it for the Maker and Governor of tho universe by what name soever we shall call him. Now, in truth, Jupiter does not immediately cast the lightning himself, but leaves Nature to her ordinary method of operation; so that what he does not immediately by himself, he does yet cause to be done: for, whatsoever Nature. dce.Gcd does PRINCIPLES OF MORALITY, SEDUCED FROM THE PHYSICAL CONSTITUTION Or MANKIND AND THE UNIVERSE. " For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right." Pope. WHAT is the law of nature?--It is the regular, and constant order of events according to which God rules the universe; the order which his wisdom presents to the senses and reason of mankind, to serve them as an equal and general rule of action, and to conduct them, without distinction of country or sect, towards happiness and perfection. Give me a clear definition of the word LAW?--The word law, taken in its literal sense, signifies reading; because, in early ti...
Good Condition. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Ex-Library: Bookplate on front paste down end paper. Crease and stain on top edge where paper clip was previously. Text-block lightly tanned. Rubbed and chipped on spine. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Boards rubbed and soiled. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 514766.
The Moral Instructor and Guide to Virtue and Happiness
by Jesse Torrey, Jr., Books Group
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