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Seite 56 - ... this day — it is the law written by the finger of God on the heart of man, and by that law, unchangeable and eternal, while men despise fraud, and loathe rapine, and abhor blood, they will reject with indignation the wild and guilty phantasy, that man can hold property in man...
Seite 28 - I must endeavour to keep a margin in my book open, to add here and there a note in shorthand with my own hand. And so I betake myself to that course, which is almost as much as to see myself go into my grave : for which, and all the discomforts that will accompany my being blind, the good God prepare me !
Seite 6 - Currant verba licet, manus est velocior illis ; Nondum lingua suum, dextra peregit opus."- — xiv.
Seite 57 - ... reject with indignation the wild and guilty fantasy, that man can hold property in man ! In vain you appeal to treaties, to covenants between nations : the Co-venants of the Almighty, whether the Old Covenant or the New, denounce such unholy pretensions.
Seite 59 - Rachel, weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are not.
Seite 53 - For sciences are of a sociable disposition, and flourish best in the neighbourhood of each other : nor is there any branch of learning, but may be helped and improved by assistances drawn from other arts.
Seite 28 - And thus ends all that I doubt I shall ever be able to do with my own eyes in the keeping of my Journal, I being not able to do it any longer, having done now so long as to undo my eyes almost every time that I take a pen in my hand...
Seite 48 - He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law : which he commanded our forefathers...
Seite 59 - War is the work, the element, or rather the sport and triumph of death, who glories, not only in the extent of his conquest, but in the richness of his spoil. In the other methods of attack, in the other forms which death assumes, the feeble and the aged, who at the best can live but a short time, are usually the victims ; here it is the vigorous and the strong.