Ideal Empires and Republics: Rousseau's Social Contract, More's Utopia, Bacon's New Atlantis, Campanella's City of the Sun

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W. H. Wise & Company, 1901 - 317 pages
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Page 263 - The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
Page 271 - We have three that bend themselves, looking into the experiments of their fellows, and cast about how to draw out of them things of use and practice for man's life and knowledge, as well for works as for plain demonstration of causes, means of natural divinations, and the easy and clear discovery of the virtues and parts of bodies.
Page 266 - Wherein we find many strange effects: as continuing life in them, though divers parts, which you account vital, be perished and taken forth ; resuscitating of some that seem dead in appearance, and the like. We try also all poisons, and other medicines upon them, as well of chirurgery as physic.
Page 171 - ... you may easily imagine that a small proportion of time would serve for doing all that is either necessary, profitable, or pleasant to mankind, especially while pleasure is kept within its due bounds: this appears very plainly in Utopia; for there, in a great city, and in all the territory that lies round it, you can scarce find five hundred, either men or women, by their age and strength capable of labor, that are not engaged in it.
Page 24 - There is often a great deal of difference between the will of all and the general will; the latter considers only the common interest, while the former takes private interest into account, and is no more than a sum of particular wills...
Page 252 - Ye shall understand (my dear friends) that amongst the excellent acts of that king, one above all hath the preeminence. It was the erection and institution of an Order or Society which we call Salomon's House ; the noblest foundation (as we think) that ever was upon the earth ; and the lanthorn of this kingdom. It is dedicated to the study of the Works and Creatures of God.
Page 253 - But thus you see we maintain a trade, not for gold, silver, or jewels, nor for silks, nor for spices, nor any other commodity of matter, but only for God's first creature, which was light; to have light, I say, of the growth of all parts of the world.
Page 243 - Bensalem," for so they call it in their language, " have this, that by means of our solitary situation, " and of the laws of secrecy which we have for our " travellers, and our rare admission of strangers, we " know well most part of the habitable world and ;( are ourselves unknown. Therefore because he " that knoweth least is fittest to ask questions, it is " more reason for the entertainment of the time, that " ye ask me questions, than that I ask you.
Page 265 - We have also parks and inclosures of all sorts of beasts and birds, which we use not only for view or rareness, but likewise for dissections and trials; that thereby we may take light what may be wrought upon the body of man.
Page 84 - The people of England regards itself as free ; but it is grossly mistaken ; it is free only during the election of members of parliament. As soon as they are elected, slavery overtakes it, and it is nothing.

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