This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...hold the course which he desires, sails the nearest to it possible; and of two evils prefers the least. We ought next to consider to which of the two extremes or faults we are most prone; for different men are more or less easily beset by different faults or vices, and what these are by which each is most liable to be entangled, he will best discover by attending to the pleasure which he has in indulging, or the pain in restraining them. In order to correct his character he must bend it in a contrary direction, as we straighten a crooked stick; but, above all, he must beware of the blandishments of pleasure, of which we are seldom impartial or uncorrupt judges: treating this fair enchantress, as the aged senators in Homer did the beautiful Helen, whose words on this occasion cannot be too often repeated, nor their example too strictly imitated:--"They cry'd, No wonder such celestial charms For nine long years have set the world in arms; What winning graces! what majestic mien! She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen! Yet hence, 0 Heaven! convey that fatal face, And from destruction save the Trojan race." By thus banishing pleasure, we shall be less liable to error. Such, briefly, are the precepts by which propriety of affection and action may be attained; a thing for which it is extremely difficult to lay down general rules, which are at all applicable to the indefinite variety of particular cases; and to ascertain, for instance, with whom we ought to be angry, how long, to what degree, and for what reasons or purposes. Sometimes we praise the defect, and call insensibility meekness; sometimes we praise the excess, and call irascibility manhood. He who deviates but a little from the middle point, commonly escapes blame; great deviations become...
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Description du livre Faber & Faber, 1973. État : Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP83477771
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97805711012454.0
Description du livre Faber & Faber, London. Hard Cover. État : Good +. This is a Good + condition hard cover in a Good + condition dust jacket. The cover has edge-wear. There's a previous owner's bookplate on the front free endpaper. The jacket has some edge-wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 44035
Description du livre Faber & Faber 1973-07-02, 1973. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 0571101240 A Very Good book and a Very Good dustjacket. 278 pages, index. N° de réf. du libraire 8702476734