Amelia (cont.) Essay on conversation. Essay on the knowledge of the characters of men

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J. Johnson, 1806
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Page 418 - But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Page 419 - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Page 255 - Do you not know, * doctor, that this is as corrupt a nation as ever * existed under the sun ? And would you think of ' governing such a people by the strict principles of •
Page 421 - For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Page 364 - Good-breeding then, or the Art of pleasing in Conversation, is expressed two different ways, viz., in our actions and our words, and our conduct in both may be reduced to that concise, comprehensive rule in Scripture: Do unto all men as you would they should do unto you.
Page 144 - The nature of man is far from being in itself evil: it abounds with benevolence, charity, and pity, coveting praise and honour, and shunning shame and disgrace. Bad education, bad habits, and bad customs, debauch our nature, and drive it headlong as it were into vice.
Page 403 - Thus while the crafty and designing part of mankind, consulting only their own separate advantage, endeavour to maintain one constant imposition on others, the whole world becomes a vast masquerade, where the greatest part appear disguised under false vizors and habits...
Page 79 - O thou ! whatever title please thine ear, Dean, Drapier, Bickerstaff or Gulliver ! Whether thou choose Cervantes...

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