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" To conclude, as experience is conversant about the present, and the present enables us to guess at the future; so history is conversant about the past, and by knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are. "
A view of the principal deistical writers ... in England in the last and ... - Page 188
by John Leland - 1754
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Letters on the Study and Use of History, Volume 1

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1752 - 286 pages
...and by knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are. Tins ufe, my lord, which I make the proper and principal...ftudy of hiftory, is not infifted on by thofe who have F 2 writ writ concerning the method to be followed in this ftudy: and fince we propofe different ends,...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW

Several Hands - 1752
...prefent, and the prefent enables us to guefs at the future; fo hiftory is converfant about the paft, and by knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are.' The fubfequent part of this letter, which is a very long one, confifts of reflections on the ftate...
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Letters on the Study and Use of History

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1752 - 481 pages
...prefent, and the prefent enables us to guefs at the future; fo hiftory is converfant about the paft, and by knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are. THIS ufe, my lord, which I make the proper and principal ufe of the-ftudy of hiftory, is not infifted...
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Reflections on the late Lord Bolingbroke's Letters on the Study and Use of ...

John Leland - 1753 - 167 pages
...hiftory will prepare us for action and obfervation 5 and that " hitlory is converfant about the paft; " and by knowing the things that have been, " we become...proper and principal ufe of " the ftudy of hiftory, is notinlifted on by thofc '* who have writ concerning the method f YO!. I. pi f Ibid- P- 2- It-id-...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 1

John Leland - 1756 - 483 pages
...hiftory will prepare us for action and obfervatipn $ and that " hiftory is converfant about the paft j " and by knowing the things that have been, " we become...ufe of " the ftudy of hiftory, is not infifted on by thofc ." who have writ concerning the method ,tb be " followed in this ftudy ; and fince we propofc...
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Letters on the Study and Use of History

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1777 - 385 pages
...knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are. This ufe, ray Lord, which I make the proper and principal ufe of the ftudy of hiftory, is not infifted on by thofc who have writ concerning the method to be followed in this ftudy : and fince we propofe different...
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Letters on the Study and Use of History

Henry Saint-John Bolingbroke - 1791 - 308 pages
...pafl, and by knowing the things that have been , we become better able to judge of the things that are. This ufe, my lord, which I make the proper and principal ufe of the fhidy of hiftory, is not infilled on by thofe who have writ concerning the method to be followed in...
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The Works of the Late Right Honorable Henry St. John, Lord ..., Volume 2

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1793
...prefent, and the prefent enables us to guefs at the future ; fo hiftory is converfant ' about the paft, and by knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are. THIS ufe, my lord, which I make the proper and principal ufe of the ftudy of hiftory, is not infifted...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 2

John Leland, William Laurence Brown - 1798
...Ibid. p. (>^ VOL. a. U observation, obfervation, and that- -" hiftory is converfant about the " paft ; and by knowing the things that have been, we become...and principal " ufe of the ftudy of hiftory, is not infilled on by thofe who " have written concerning the method to be followed in this " fttsdy ; and...
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The Works of the Late Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord ..., Volume 3

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1809
...present, and the present enables us to guess at the future ; so history is conversant about the past, and by knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are. This use, my lord, wJiich I make the proper and principal use of the study of history, is not insisted...
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