An essay on abstinence from animal food: as a moral duty

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R. Phillips, 1802 - Vegetarianism - 236 pages
 

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Page 55 - Nor think, in nature's state they blindly trod; The state of nature was the reign of God: Self-love and social at her birth began, Union the bond of all things, and of man. Pride then was not; nor arts, that pride to aid; Man walk'd with beast, joint tenant of the shade, The same his table, and the same his bed; No murder cloath'd him, and no murder fed.
Page 166 - And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
Page 161 - And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed ; to you it shall be for meat.
Page 200 - For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls : for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Page 175 - E'er plough'd for him. They too are temper'd high, With hunger stung and wild necessity, Nor lodges pity in their shaggy breast. But Man, whom Nature form'd of milder clay, With every kind emotion in his heart, And taught alone to weep...
Page 176 - What have ye done; ye peaceful people, what, To merit death ? you, who have given us milk In luscious streams, and lent us your own coat Against the winter's cold?
Page 123 - Th' enormous faith of many made for one ; That proud exception to all Nature's laws, T...
Page 55 - Lives on the labours of this lord of all. Know Nature's children all divide her care ; The fur that warms a monarch warm'da bear. While man exclaims, " See all things for my use ! "
Page 55 - Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? Loves of his own and raptures swell the note.
Page 171 - And gorge th' ungodly maw with meats obfcene. Not fo the golden age, who fed on fruit, Nor durft with bloody meals their mouths pollute. Then birds in airy fpace might fafely move, And...

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