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" The satirist" may laugh, the philosopher may preach, but Reason herself will respect the prejudices and habits which have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. "
The Living Age - Page 288
1907
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1898 - 720 pages
...existence. Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race. The satirist" may laugh, the philosopher...have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. Few there are who can sincerely despise in others an advantage of which they are secretly ambitious...
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The Wedderburn Book: A History of the Wedderburns in the Counties ..., Volume 1

Alexander Dundas Ogilvy Wedderburn - 1898 - 692 pages
...longevity. . . . Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race. The satirist may laugh, the philosopher...have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. Few there are who can sincerely despise in others an advantage of which they are secretly ambitious...
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Wedderburn Book: A History of the Wedderburns in the Counties of ..., Volume 1

Alexander Dundas Ogilvy Wedderburn - 1898 - 684 pages
...longevity. . . . Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race. The satirist may laugh, the philosopher...have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. Few there are who can sincerely despise in others an advantage of which they are secretly ambitious...
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The Round Towers of Ireland, Or, The History of the Tuath-De-Danaans

Henry O'Brien - 1898 - 692 pages
...forefathers ; our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race. The satirist may laugh ; the philosopher...habits which have been consecrated by the experience of mankind."1 OF all nations on the globe, the Irish, as a people, are universally admitted to possess,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1898 - 370 pages
...peruse with warmer curiosity the life of an hero from whom his name and blood were lineally derived. The satirist may laugh, the philosopher may preach,...have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy...
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The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon with Various Observations and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1900 - 398 pages
...glorious chase ; Nobles look backward, and so lose tha race." (The Universal Passion, Sat. i., 1. 131.)] will respect the prejudices and habits, which have been consecrated by the experience of mankind.1 Few there are who can sincerely despise in others an advantage of which they are secretly...
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The Philosophy of a Don

George Frederick Abbott - 1911 - 344 pages
...of your calculations, as usual. The satirist may laugh, the sage may preach, but Reason herself must respect the prejudices and habits which have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. We all wish to live in the persons of our descendants. It may be an unreasonable instinct that prompts...
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History of Christianity: Comprising All that Relates to the Progress of the ...

Edward Gibbon - 1916 - 1006 pages
...rather tend to moderate, than " to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race. The sat" irist may laugh, the philosopher may preach ; but reason...respect the prejudices and habits which have been conse" crated by the experience of mankind. " Wherever the distinction of birth* is allowed to form...
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Genealogical and Historical Records of the Mills and Gage Families, 1776 ...

1926 - 130 pages
...of our forefathers ; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of this idol longevity. The satirist may laugh, the philosopher may preach;...have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. Few there are who can seriously despise in others an advantage of which they are secretly ambitious...
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Skepticism and Naturalism: Some Varieties

P. F. Strawson - 1985 - 116 pages
...or exact scholar to reflect in part his individual taste and temperament. SKEPTICISM AND NATURALISM The satirist may laugh, the philosopher may preach;...have been consecrated by the experience of mankind. — GIBBON 1. Skepticism, Naturalism and Transcendental Arguments 1. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS The term...
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