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" ... and consider the generous seeds which are there planted, that might, if rightly cultivated, ennoble their lives, and make their virtue venerable to futurity ; how can they, without tears, reflect on the universal degeneracy from that public spirit,... "
An Enquiry Into the Morals of the Ancients - Page 109
by George England - 1735 - 369 pages
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq: Revised and Corrected, Volume 3

1711
...the univerfal Degeneracy from that publick Spirit, which ought to be the firft and principal Motive of all their Actions ? In the Grecian and Roman Nations,...great Incentive, and it was impoffible to be in the Faftiion without being a Patriot. All Gallantry had its firft Source from hence ; and to want a Warmth...
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The lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Volume 3

Tatler - 1754
...from that public Spirit, which ought to be the firft and principal Motive of all their Actions? la the Grecian and Roman Nations, they were wife enough. to keep up this great Incentive, and it was irrpoffible to be in the Fafhion without being a Patriot. All Gallantry had its firft Source from hence...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 4

British essayists - 1803
...the universal degeneracy from that public spirit, which ought to be the first and principal motive of all their actions ? In the Grecian and Roman nations, they were wise enough to keep up this great incentive, and it warn impossible to be in the fashion without being...
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The Tatler, Volume 3

Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...on the universal degeneracy from that public spirit which ought to be the first and principal motive of -all their actions? In the Grecian and Roman nations they were wise enough to keep up this great incentive, and it was impossible to be in the fashion without being...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 4

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...the universal degeneracy from that public spirit, which ought to be the first and principal motive of all their actions? In the Grecian and Roman nations, they were wise enough to keep up this great incentive, and it was impossible to be in the fashion without being...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...on the universal degeneracy from that public spirit which ought to be the first and principal motive of all their actions ? In the Grecian and Roman nations, they were wise enough to keep up this great incentive, and it was impossible to be in the fashion without being...
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The Guardian: Complete in One Volume, with Notes, and a General Index

English essays - 1829 - 264 pages
...the universal degeneracy from that public spirit, which ought to lie the first and principal motive of all their actions? 'In the Grecian and Roman nations, they were wise enough to keep up this great incentive, and it was impossible to be in the fashion without being...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 9

David Josiah Brewer - English essays - 1900
...the universal degeneracy from that public spirit, which ought to be the first and principal motive of all their actions ? In the Grecian and Roman nations, they were wise enough to keep up this great incentive, and it was impossible to be in the fashion without being...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 9

David Josiah Brewer - English literature - 1902
...the universal degeneracy from that public spirit, which ought to be the first and principal motive of all their actions ? In the Grecian and Roman nations, they were wise enough to keep up this great incentive, and it was impossible to be in the fashion without being...
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