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People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practised.
But among all our Methods of moving Pity or Terror, there is none so absurd and barbarous, and what more exposes us to the Contemp ...
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to st ...
He degraded himself by the vice of drinking, which, together with a great stock of Greek and Latin, he brought away with him from ...
[Allegory] should ... be very sparingly practised, lest, whilst the writer plays with his own fancies and diverts himself by cutti ...
The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless co ...
Piety practised in solitude, like the flower that blooms in the desert, may give its fragrance to the winds of heaven, and delight ...
Extemporaneous speaking should be practised and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public.... And yet there is not a mor ...
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachm ...
I ask whether the mere eating of human flesh so very far exceeds in barbarity that custom which only a few years since was practis ...
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