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Excerpt from Principles of Nature, or a Development of the Moral Causes of Happiness and Misery Among the Human Species
Lime re ections, it has hitherto been deemed a crime t! Think, and a still greater crime to speak our thought after lthey have been conceived. The despotism of th universe had lwaged. War against-'the power of 'the hu man'understanding, and for'many ages successfull; combated its efforts; but the natural energy of thi immortal property of human existencewas incapabl of being controlled by'such extraneous and degradin; restraints. It burst the walls -of it's prison, explore the earth; discovered the properties of its componen parts, analyzed their natures, and gave to them spe cific classification and arrangement. Not content wit} terrestrial researches, intellect abandoned the earth; and travelled in quest of v science through the celestial regions. The heaven's were explored, the stars men couhted, and the revolutions of the planets 'subjecta to mathematical Calculation. All nature became thu theatre of human action, and. Man in his 'unbound'e and ardent desire attempted. To; embrace the universe Such was the 'nature of his powers, such their strengti and fervour, that hopes and anticipations' 'were' inn qualified and unlimited. The subordinate; Objects]: the great mass of existence an the essential peculiarities 'of theiriv'di 'erent nature with astonishing accuracy and wonders premsmn. Situated in the midst of 'a cal wonders, and having made some analytical decomposition of material the 'relative' position of re turn his powers.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (November 17, 2016)
isbn: 1334305439, 978-1334305436,
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