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I mentioned Mr. Maclaurin's uneasiness on account of a degree of ridicule
carelessly thrown on his deceased father , in Goldsmith's History of Animated
Nature , ” in which that celebrated mathematician is represented as being subject
to fits of ...
... doubt , been misled by partial and wrong information : Shiels was the Doctor's
amanuensis ; he had quarrelled with Cibber ; it is natural to suppose that he told
his story in his own way ; and it is certain that he was not a very sturdy moralist .
A gentleman expressed a wish to go and live three years at Otaheité , or New
Zealand , in order to obtain a full acquaintance with people so totally different
from all that we have ever known , and be satisfied what pure nature can do for
The evils that may be feared from this practice arise not from any defect in the
institution , but from the infirmities of human nature . Power , in whatever hands it
is placed , will be sometimes improperly exerted ; yet courts of law must judge ...
... of his knowledge of natural history . " His book is indeed an excellent
performance , though in some instances he appears to have trusted too much to
Buffon , who , with all his theoretical ingenuity and extraordinary eloquence , I
suspect had ...
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