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" Are such abilities made for no purpose ? A brute arrives at a point of perfection that he can never pass : in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of... "
The Columbian Miscellany: Containing a Variety of Important, Instructive ... - Page 340
edited by - 1804 - 408 pages
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The Philosophy of a Future State

Thomas Dick - Future life - 1831 - 276 pages
...man," says this elegant writer, " that the soul, which is capable of such immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...purpose? A brute arrives at a point of perfection which he can never pass. In a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to...
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The Academical Reader: Comprising Selections from the Most Admired Authors ...

John J. Harrod - Readers - 1832 - 324 pages
...enter into the thoughts of man, that the soul, which is capable of such immense perfections and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...thousand more, would be the same thing he is at present. 7. Were a human soul thus at a stand in her accomplishments; were her faculties to be full blown, and...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, from the Best Writers

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1832 - 252 pages
...can it enter into the thoughts of man, that the soul, which is capable of immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...abilities made for no, purpose? A brute arrives at the point of perfection that be can never pass ; in a few years he has all the endowments h< is capable...
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Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text Book for ...

Thomas Cogswell Upham - Intellect - 1832 - 600 pages
...enter into the thoughts of man, that the soul, which is capable of such immense perfection, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...into nothing almost as soon as it is created ? Are snch abilities made for no purpose ? A brute arrives at a point of perfection that he can never pass...
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An Improved Grammar of the English Language

Noah Webster - English language - 1833 - 192 pages
...killed her beasts ; she hath mingledher wine ; she hath also furnished her table." — Prov. 9. COLON. at a point of perfection that he can never pass :...thousand more, would be the same thing he is at present." — Spect. No. 111. NOTE. — This point is of little use ; the difference between the colon and semicolon...
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A Grammar of Elocution

Rev. Samuel Wood - 1833
...can it enter into the thoughts of man, that the soul, which is capable of immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...away into nothing almost as soon as it is created ? — Spectator. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me ? Why go I mourning because...
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An abridgment of Hiley's English grammar: together with appropriate exercises

Richard Hiley - 1834 - 178 pages
...followed by some additional remark or illustration, depending upon it in sense, though not in syntax; as, "A brute arrives at a point of perfection that he...thousand more, would be the same thing he is at present." " Study to acquire a habit of thinking : no study is more important." BULB 2.— When a sentence contains...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse: From the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1836 - 252 pages
...can it enter into the thoughts of man, that the soul, which is capable of immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...pass ; in a few years he has all the endowments he ra capable of ; and were he to live ten thousand more, would be the same thing he is at present. 6...
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The Philosophy of a Future State

Thomas Dick - Future life - 1836 - 276 pages
...man," says this elegant writer, " that the soul, which is capable of such immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...purpose? A brute arrives at a point of perfection which he can never pass. In a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to...
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The Works of Thomas Dick, Volumes 1-4

Thomas Dick - 1836
...man,"" says this elegant writer, *' that the soul, which is capable of auch immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements to all eternity, shall...into nothing almost as soon as it 'is created ? Are !j-h abilities made for no purpose? A bruto arrives at a point of perfection which he can never...
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