Crito: Or, Essays on Various Subjects. ...

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Messrs. Dodsley; Becket and de Hondt; White; Payne; and Cooke, 1767

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Page 217 - shall call on the rocks and mountains to fall on them, and hide them from the face of Him that sitteth on the Throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb ; for the great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?
Page 231 - ... eftablifhed upon. To what grofs abfurdities the following of cuftom, when reafon has left it, may lead, we may be fatisfied, when we fee the bare name of a town, of which there remains not fo much as the ruins, where fcarce fo much houfing as a fheepcote...
Page 215 - Depart from us; For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Page 216 - Lord sufficiently natural; it would be as easy to force a camel through a door-way, as small as the eye of a needle, as for a rich man to enter into the kingdom oj God.
Page 50 - PATRIOT is he, who fallow's virtue for virtue's fake; who fcrves his country for the fake offerving his country. His country^ I fay : not himfelf. He thinks not of the vile emoluments of mercenary ftate-offices ; he does not, like the giants, rearing mount Pelion upon Ofla, and Olympus on Pelion, heap* employment on employment, penfion upon penfion, reverfion upon reverfion, and fine-cure upon fine-cure, in order to clamber up the dunghill-height, to which fordid ambition, or more fordid avarice,...
Page 54 - ... as they can from the difficulties he himfelf has drawn them into ? Will he wheedle and deceive them, in order to furprife their undeferved efteem, and then make ufe of that very partiality to abufe and injure them r Will he be the...
Page 44 - ... the wheels of government will be clogged, and the machine, inftead of being regularly drawn in the road of fuccefs and honour, by the concurrent endeavours of thofe, whofe bufmefs it is to conduct it, will be in danger of being torn in pieces by the jarring efforts of worthlefs men, who would rather fee their country in ruins, than in any other hands befides thofe of their own faction.
Page 51 - The true patriot is never feen to elbow thofe around him, to worm himfelf in, and fcrew others out, to engage himfelf in factions and cabals, to infift on fordid .gains for himfelf, and his whole crew of friends. What he defires, is, that his country may be ferved. If that is likely to be better done by others, than by himfelf, (and modefty will often incline him to think fo, when it...
Page 54 - The true patiiot is that to his country, which a wife and kind father is to his own dear children. Will a wife and kind father confult his own advantage preferably to that of his children ? Will he make his gain of their lofs r Will he ftrip them to enrich himfelf?
Page 231 - ... in tract of time this reprefentation becomes very unequal and difproportionate to the reafons it was at firft eftablifhed upon. To what grofs abfurdities the following of cuftom, when reafon has left it, may lead, we may be fatisfied, when we fee the bare name of a town, of which there remains not fo much as the ruins, where fcarce fo much houfing as a...

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