The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne: Translated Into English ...

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S. and E. Ballard, J. Clarke, 1759 - French essays
 

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Page 274 - God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened, Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Page 407 - I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own ; I would be rich of myself, and not by borrowing.
Page 572 - Health is a precious thing, and the only one, in truth, meriting that a man should lay out, not only his time, sweat, labour, and goods, but also his life itself to obtain it; forasmuch as, without it, life is...
Page 279 - That if beasts frame any gods to themselves, as 'tis likely they do, they make them certainly such as themselves are, and glorify themselves in it, as we do. For why may not a goose say thus: 'All the parts of the universe I have an interest in: the earth serves me to walk upon ; the sun to light me ; the stars have their influence upon me: I have such an advantage by the winds and such by the waters; there is nothing that yon heavenly roof looks upon so favourably as me ; I am the darling of nature...
Page 229 - For it is written, I will deftroy the wifdom of the wife^ " and will bring to nothing the underftanding of the prudent. " Where is the wife ? Where- is the fcribe ? Where is the difputer '* of this world ? Hath not God made foolifh the "wifdom of this
Page 133 - So I tell you, my friends, never be afraid of those who kill the body but after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will show you whom to fear. Fear Him who, after killing you, has power to hurl you down to the pit; 2 yes, I tell you, fear Him.
Page 402 - To what do Caesar and Alexander owe the infinite grandeur of their renown, but to fortune? How many men has she extinguished in the beginning of their progress, of whom we have no knowledge; who brought as much courage to the work as they, if their adverse hap had not cut them off in the first sally of their arms? Amongst so many and so great dangers, I do not remember...
Page 514 - my sword and shield prepare !" He breathes defiance, blood, and mortal war. So when with crackling flames a cauldron fries, The bubbling waters from the bottom rise ; Above the brims they force their fiery way ; Black vapours climb aloft and cloud the day.

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