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The Confidence- Man

By: Herman Melville

... any serious degree (supposing such degree of it to be), by observation or philosophy; for that, probably, his nature, by its opposition, imperfectly ... ... to his stumps by fortune, could be ever thrown off the legs of a laughing philosophy. Foiled again, the good merchant would not desist, but ven- ture... ... sequel may show, not less acquainted, in a Spar- tan way of his own, with philosophy and books, than with wood-craft and rifles. He must have overhea... ...ed on strictly philosophi- cal and physio—” “Look you—come up here—how, by philosophy or physi- ology either, make good boys to order? Come up here. D... ...mportant argument, much more in evolving the grand central forces of a new philosophy of boys, as I may say, surely you will kindly allow scope ad- eq... ...t is in kindliness—and all for so paltry a sum. Security? Our being fellow-academics, and friends from childhood up, is security.” “Pardon me, my dear... ...om childhood up, is security.” “Pardon me, my dear Frank, our being fellow-academics is the worst of securities; while, our having been friends from c...

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Paradise Regained

By: John Milton

...d fulmin’d over Greece, 270 To Macedon, and Artaxerxes Throne; To sage Philosophy next lend thine ear, From Heaven descended to the low-rooft ... ... mouth issu’d forth Mellifluous streams that water’d all the schools Of Academics old and new, with those Sirnam’d Peripatetics, and the Sect ...

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Guy Mannering

By: Sir Walter Scott

... every reader must have observed, that neither natural apathy nor acquired philosophy can render country gentle- men insensible to the grievances whic... ... off by the gipsies, like a second Adam Smith, [* The father of Economical Philosophy was, when a child, carried off by gipsies, and remained some hou... ...though a profound scholar and mathematician, had not trav- elled so far in philosophy as to doubt the reality of witch- craft or apparitions. Born ind... ... and an agitated mind—his stoicism, however, came in time to his aid; that philosophy, which, rooted in pride, yet frequently bears the fruits of vir-... ...aniel, who received the libation with a howl that did little honour to his philosophy. The Colonel’s equanimity was rather shaken by this last blunder... ...the difference between Plato and Zenocrates.” “The former was chief of the Academics, the latter of the Sto- ics,” said the Dominie, with some scorn o...

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