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" Celibacy, fasting, penance, mortification, self-denial, humility, silence, solitude, and the whole train of monkish virtues ; for what reason are they everywhere rejected by men of sense, but because they serve to no manner of purpose ; neither advance... "
A view of the principal deistical writers ... in England in the last and ... - Page 117
by John Leland - 1754
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An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

David Hume - 1751 - 253 pages
...Reafon are they every where rejected by Men of Senfe, but becaufe they ferve no Manner of Purpofe ; neither advance a Man's Fortune in the World, nor render him a more valuable Member of Society ; neither qualify him for the Entertainment of Company, nor encreafe his Power of Self-enjoyment...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW

Several Hands - 1752
...ferve to no manner of purpofe ; neither advance a man's fortune in the worlJ, nor render him a mote valuable member of fociety ; neither qualify him for the entertainment of company, nor encreafe his power of felf-enjdyment ? We obferve, on the contrary, that they cfofs all thefe defirable...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 1

John Leland - 1756 - 483 pages
...train " of Monkifh virtue?, are every-whcre rejected " by men of fenfe, becaufe they fcrve no manM nerofpurpofe. They neither advance a man's " fortune...neither qualify " him for the entertainment of company, nor " increafe his power of felf-cnjoyment. On " the contrary, they crofs all thefe defirable " ends,...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects

David Hume - 1758 - 539 pages
...reafon are they every where rejected by men of fenfe, but becaufe they ferve no manner of purpofe ; neither advance a man's fortune in the world, nor...neither qualify him for the entertainment of company, nor encreafe his power of felf-enjoyment ? We obferve, on the contrary, that they crofs all thefe defireable...
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Addresses to Young Men, Volume 2

James Fordyce - 1777
...he affirms " men " of fenfe have every where rejected, be" caufe they ferve no manner of purpofe; " neither advance a man's fortune in the " world, nor render him a more valuable " member of focicty ; neither qualify him " for company, nor increafe his power of " felf-enjoyment ; but, on the...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, in Two Volumes

David Hume - 1779 - 571 pages
...reafon are they every where rejected by men of fenfe, but becaufe they ferve to no manner of purpofe; neither advance a man's fortune in the world, nor...valuable member of fociety; neither qualify him for jhe entertainment of company, nor increafe his power of felf-enjoyment ? We obferve, on the contrary,...
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A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps, Volume 6

Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan - 1794
...are, -in general, every where rejected by men of sense, because they can serve no valuable purpose. They neither advance a man's fortune in the world,, nor render him a more useful member of society j neither qualify him for the entertainment of company, * . Rutilius. pany,...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 1

John Leland, William Laurence Brown - 1798
...monkifli virtues, arc every-where rcjefted by men of " fenfc, bccaufe they ferve no manner of purpofe: they neither " advance a man's fortune in the world,...valuable member of fociety, neither qualify him for the enter" tainment of company, nor increafe his power of felf-enjoy" ment On the contrary, they crofs...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: In Two Volumes

David Hume - 1804
...reason are they everywhere rejected by men of sense, but because they serve to no manner of purpose ; neither advance a man's fortune in the world, nor render him a more valuable member of society ; neither qualify him for the entertainment of company, nor increase his power of self-enjoyment...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects ...

David Hume - 1817
...reason are they every where rejected by men of sense, but because they serve to no manner of purpose ; neither advance a man's fortune in the world, nor render him a more valuable member of society ; neither qualify him for the entertainment of company, nor increase his power of self-enjoyment...
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