The Crime of Credulity

P. Eckler, 1901 - 246 Seiten

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Seite 205 - Oh, yet we trust that somehow good Will be the final goal of ill To pangs of nature, sins of will, Defects of doubt, and taints of blood; That nothing walks with aimless feet; That not one life shall be destroyed, Or cast as rubbish to the void, When God hath made the pile complete...
Seite 210 - I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.
Seite 169 - ... of this pestilence more clearly than could be done according to the rules and principles of astrology and natural science ; we, therefore, declare as follows : — It is known that in India, and the vicinity of the Great Sea, the constellations which combated the rays of the sun, and the warmth of the heavenly fire, exerted their power especially against that Sea, and struggled violently with its waters.
Seite 52 - Society are : 1. To form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or colour.
Seite 180 - ... classes, and which, from the nature of things, must most need purification and improvement, may be freed from those causes and sources of contagion which, if allowed to remain, will infallibly breed pestilence, and be fruitful in death, in spite of all the prayers and fastings of a united but inactive nation.
Seite 170 - Paris in the fifteenth century at the time of the " sweating plague," were, after mature consideration, " of the opinion, that the constellations, with the aid of nature, strive, by virtue of their divine might, to protect and heal the human race.
Seite 170 - ... to break through the mist. Accordingly, within the next ten days, and until the 17th of the ensuing month of July, this mist will be converted into , a stinking deleterious rain, whereby the air will be much purified. Now, as soon as this rain...
Seite 171 - Until the earth is again completely dry, and for three days afterwards, no one ought to go abroad in the fields. During this time the diet should be simple, and people should be cautious in avoiding exposure in the cool of the evening, at night, and in the morning.
Seite 39 - I do not pretend to unravel them. I often cut them, as Alexander did the knot. After all, it is setting a high value upon our opinions, to roast men alive on account of them.
Seite 170 - These vapours alternately rose and fell for twenty-eight days ; but at last sun and fire acted so powerfully upon the sea, that they attracted a great portion of it to themselves, and the waters of the ocean arose in the form of vapour ; thereby the waters were in some parts so corrupted, that the fish which they contained died.

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