Date of publication: 2017-09-05 04:27
Lucretius was plainly seduced by the strong appearance of allegory, which is observable in the pagan fictions. He first addresses himself to Venus as to that generating power, which animates, renews, and beautifies the universe: But is soon betrayed by the mythology into incoherencies, while he prays to that allegorical personage to appease the furies of her lover Mars : An idea not drawn from allegory, but from the popular religion, and which Lucretius , as an Epicurean , could not consistently admit of.
Obstetric Complications in Rural Bangladesh: Risk Factors for Reported Morbidity, Determinants of Care Seeking, and Service Availability for Emergency Obstetric Care
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But here there occurs a reflection, which may, perhaps, be useful in examining the celebrated controversy concerning ancient and modern learning where we often find the one side excusing any seeming absurdity in the ancients from the manners of the age, and the other refusing to admit this excuse, or at least, admitting it only as an apology for the author, not for the performance. In my opinion, the proper boundaries in this subject have seldom been fixed between the contending parties. Where any innocent peculiarities of manners are represented, such as those above mentioned, they ought certainly to be admitted and a man, who is shocked with them, gives
As we are proud of riches in ourselves, we desire, in order to gratify our vanity, that every one who has any connexion with us, should likewise be possessed of them, and are ashamed of such as are mean or poor among our friends and relations. Our forefathers being regarded as our nearest relations every one naturally affects to be of a good family, and to be descended from a long succession of rich and honourable ancestors.
There is a species of philosophy, which cuts off all hopes of success in such an attempt, and represents the impossibility of ever attaining any standard of taste. The difference, it is said, is very wide between judgment and sentiment.
To which we may add, that the fables of the pagan religion were, of themselves, light, easy, and familiar without devils, or seas of brimstone, or any object that could much terrify the imagination. Who could forbear smiling, when he thought of the loves of Mars and Venus , or the amorous frolics of Jupiter and Pan ? In this respect, it was a true poetical religion if it had not rather too much levity for the graver kinds of poetry. We find that it has been adopted by modern bards nor have these talked with greater freedom and irreverence of the gods, whom they regarded as fictions, than the ancients did of the real objects of their devotion.
Title : White-Collar Offenders and the Prison Experience: An Empirical Examination of the “Special Sensitivity” to Imprisonment
Author : William Stadler, .
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An Evaluation of the Quality of Counseling Provided By Community Health Workers in an Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, and Postpartum Family Planning Program in Sylhet, Bangladesh
It is impossible not to admit this account, as being, at least in part, satisfactory. You may observe, when there are several tables of gaming, that all the company run to those, where the deepest play is, even though they find not there the best players. The view, or, at least, imagination of high passions, arising from great loss or gain, affects the spectator by sympathy, gives him some touches of the same passions, and serves him for a momentary entertainment. It makes the time pass the easier with him, and is some relief to that oppression, under which men commonly labour, when left entirely to their own thoughts and meditations.
Effect of Patient Cost Sharing in South Korea: ACG Risk-Adjusted Differences in Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Among National Health Insurance and Medical Aid Enrollees, 7559-7555.