Inaugural lectures delivered at the Liverpool ladies' college in 1856

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Page 155 - What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unus'd.
Page 198 - Necessity is simply this: that, given the motives which are present to an individual's mind, and given likewise the character and disposition of the individual, the manner in which he will act may be unerringly inferred: that if we knew the person thoroughly, and knew all the inducements which are acting upon him, we could foretell his conduct with as much certainty as we can predict any physical event.
Page 176 - CHILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight. Mingling with her thou lov'st in fields of light; And, where the flowers of paradise unfold, Quaff fragrant nectar from their cups of gold. There shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky Expand and shut with silent...
Page 159 - Lo.! the bright train their radiant wings unfold, With silver fringed, and freckled o'er with gold. On the gay bosom of some fragrant flower, They, idly fluttering, live their little hour ; Their life all pleasure, and their task all play, All spring their age, and sunshine all their day.
Page 163 - They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters ; These see the works of the Lord, And his wonders in the deep.
Page 195 - The relations, indeed, of that science to the science of physiology must never be overlooked or undervalued. It must by no means be forgotten that the laws of mind may be derivative laws resulting from laws of animal life, and that their truth therefore may ultimately depend on physical conditions ; and the influence of physiological states or physiological changes in altering or counteracting the mental successions, is one of the most important departments of psychological study.
Page 72 - The winds and the waves of ocean, Had they a merry chime ? Didst thou hear, from those lofty chambers, The harp and the minstrel's rhyme ?" " The winds and the waves of ocean, They rested quietly, But I heard on the gale a sound of wail, And tears came to mine eye." "And sawest thou on the turrets The King and his royal bride ? And the wave of their crimson mantles ? And the golden crown of pride ? " Led they not forth, in rapture, A beauteous maiden there ? Resplendent as the morning sun, Beaming...
Page 71 - And fain it would stoop downward To the mirrored wave below ; And fain it would soar upward In the evening's crimson glow." " Well have I sesn that castle, That Castle by the Sea, And the moon above it standing, And the mist rise solemnly.
Page 198 - ... the different persons concerned, would hesitate to foretell how all of them would act. Whatever degree of doubt he may in fact feel arises from the uncertainty whether he really knows the circumstances or the character of some one or other of the persons with the degree of accuracy required ; but by no means from thinking that if he did know these things, there could be any uncertainty what the conduct would be. Nor does this full assurance conflict in the smallest degree with what is called...
Page 198 - Any facts are fitted, in themselves, to be a subject of science, which follow one another according to constant laws ; although those laws may not have been discovered, nor even be discoverable by our existing resources.

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