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Сторінка 94 - The whole chasm in nature, from a plant to a man, is filled up with diverse kinds of creatures, rising one over another, by such a gentle and easy ascent, that the little transitions and deviations from one species to another are almost insensible.
Сторінка 103 - Existence is a blessing to those beings only which are endowed with perception ; and is in a manner thrown away upon dead matter, any farther than as it is subservient to beings which are conscious of their existence.
Сторінка 103 - On the other hand, if we look into the more bulky parts of nature, we see the seas, lakes, and rivers, teeming with numberless kinds of living creatures.
Сторінка 256 - God had only defigned to give the Holy Spirit to us, without making any mention of it in his word, we could never have known, unlefs it had been communicated to us by fome private revelation, that our fouls are moved by a divine power, when we love God and keep his commandments...
Сторінка 94 - Infinite goodness is of so communicative a nature, that it seems to delight in the conferring of existence upon every degree of perceptive being. As this is a speculation, which I have often pursued with great pleasure to myself, I shall enlarge farther upon it, by considering that part of the scale of beings which comes within our knowledge.
Сторінка xiv - ... whenever this end is not perceived, they are to be accounted for from the association of ideas and may properly enough be called habits.
Сторінка 94 - ... him ; since there is an infinitely greater space and room for different degrees of perfection between the Supreme Being and man, than between man and the most despicable insect.