An essay on public happiness: investigating the state of human nature, under each of its particular appearances, through the several periods of history, to the present times, Volume 1

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Page 311 - And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews : to them that are under the law...
Page 311 - I have yet many things to fay unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth...
Page 123 - It is that all the governments of antiquity, except the great antient monarchies, the origin of which we are ignorant of, owe their birth to a town, to a city.
Page 418 - It is eafy to conceive that in the midft of fo much luxury, and effeminacy, the public morals were daily degenerating. Petronius and Lucian have made us...
Page 418 - ... of the events of war, as they were of the events of the Circus ; with this difference only, that in thefe laft events, they feemed to feel themfelves more intereded. Even the emperors had, during a long time, accultomed them to this luxurious effeminacy.
Page 420 - ... and if, after a full hearing, and on mature reflection, this point be carried in the affirmative, then the great adepts in all the laws of public games, who never fail to mount guard at the houfes of the charioteers belonging to the Circus, or perfons the molt inllrufted in the fcience nnd ihe tricks of play, are the only flrangers deilined to be admitted.
Page 423 - Ho\v delicate thefe men are ! and yet, if you invite them to a feaft, or offer them money, they will run for you, even to Spoletum. Such are the manners of the nobility: as to the common people, they generally fpend the night in drinking houfes, or even in the theatres, under thofe booths, the invention...
Page 419 - ... at. Who is he? and, whence comes he? would be circulated in ill-bred whifpers round the room. At length, however, you will attain to the honour of being known, and admitted on a familiar footing ; but yet, if, after three years of...
Page 419 - Rome, to be introduced, as a reputable foreigner, to an opulent, or in other words, a very oltenta.tious man, your firft reception would be accompanied with every mark of politenefs ; after having been overpowered by queftions, to which it will be the moft frequently neceflary to anfwer, by relating fome extravagant...
Page 417 - Several authors afTert, that many citizens were in pofleffion of a revenue of above four millions ; and that fuch as were worth no more than a million, or a million and an half, were placed only in the fecond clafs of citizens.

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