The Edinburgh Review, Volume 57

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A. and C. Black, 1833

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Page 504 - They are more disposed to examine, and more capable of seeing through, the interested complaints of faction and sedition, and they are, upon that account, less apt to be misled into any wanton or unnecessary opposition to the measures of government.
Page 116 - It may be safely affirmed that there neither is, nor can be, any essential difference between the language of prose and metrical composition.
Page 145 - The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection 1 of the state.
Page 523 - ... both through example and precept, by our townsman, Mr Wood ; — a gentleman whose generous and enlightened devotion to the improvement of education entitles him to the warmest gratitude of his country. We have the high authority of Professor...
Page 523 - ... be neglected. Parents and guardians have a right to scrutinize the system of education by which their children are taught, and to address their complaints to the higher authorities, who are bound to have them carefully investigated. On the other hand, they are bound to co-operate with their private influence in aid of the public discipline: nor is it permitted them to withdraw a scholar from any branch of education taught in the school as necessary.
Page 208 - the mention of language, previously to the definition of logic, I have departed from established practice, in order that it may be clearly understood, that logic is entirely conversant about language ; a truth which most writers on the subject, if indeed they were fully aware of it themselves, have certainly not taken due care to impress on their readers' (p. 56). And again: 'Logic is wholly concerned in the use of language
Page 504 - A man without the proper use of the intellectual faculties of a man, is, if possible, more contemptible than even a coward, and seems to be mutilated and deformed in a still more essential part of the character ot human nature. Though the state was to derive no advantage from the instruction of the inferior ranks of people, it would still deserve its attention that they should not he altogether uninstructed.
Page 282 - To say he did, Were to affirm what oft his eyes avouch'd, What many an action testified — and yet — What wanted confirmation of his tongue. But if he loved — it brought him not content ! 'Twas now abstraction — now a start — anon A pacing to and fro— anon, a stillness, As nought remain'd of life, save life itself, And feeling, thought, and motion, were extinct!
Page 456 - If we can delay but for a few years the necessity of vindicating the laws of nature on the ocean, we shall be the more sure of doing it with effect. The day is within my time as well as yours, when we may say by what laws other nations shall treat us on the sea ; and we will say it.
Page 505 - In free countries, where the safety of government depends very much upon the favourable judgment which the people may form of its conduct, it must surely be of the highest importance that they should not be disposed to judge rashly or capriciously concerning it.

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