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" There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion than this, of the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it. "
The Spectator - Page 257
by Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
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Lectures on rhetoric &c

Hugh Blair - 1820 - 538 pages
...otherwise is abundantly noble, the bad effect of this close is sensible : " There is not, in my opinion, " a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in "...which " the soul makes towards the perfection of its na" ture, without ever arriving at a period in it." (N 111.) How much more graceful the Sentence,...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1819 - 366 pages
...friendly climate, where they may spread and flourish to al! eternity. There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion...the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards ^ie perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the soul as going...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Children - 1821 - 280 pages
...friendly climate, where they may spread and flourish to all eternity ? There is notrin my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion,...upon the soul as going on from strength to strength j to consider that she is to shine forever uith new accessions of glory, and brighten to all eternity...
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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1822 - 788 pages
...friendly climate, where they may spread and flourish to all eternity ? There is not, in my opinion, male virtues are of a domestic turn. s!ie is to shine for ever with new accessions of glory, and brighten to nil eternity; that she will...
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An Introduction to English Grammar: Equally Adapted to Domestic and to ...

William Jillard Hort - English language - 1822 - 230 pages
...avarice is a crime of which wise men are often guilty." " There is not in my opinion (says Addison) a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion,...nature, without ever arriving at a period in it." How much stronger, and more graceful, would have been the sentence, had it ended with the word period?...
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The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1822 - 312 pages
...friendly climate, where they may spread and nourish to all elerni-.y > There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion,...the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards ihe perfection of its nsture, •without ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the soul as...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1823 - 396 pages
...friendly climate, where they may spread and flourish to all eternity. There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion...strength to strength ; to consider that she is to shine, with new accessions of glory, to all eternity ; that she will be still adding virtue to virtue, and...
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A Grammar of Composition: Including a Practical Review of the Principles of ...

William Russell - English language - 1823 - 160 pages
...at its first setting out, and in the very beginning of its inquiries ? There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion,...of its nature, without ever arriving at a period. To look upon the soul as going on from strength to strength ; to consider that she is for ever to bright*...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 412 pages
...friendly climate, where they may spread and flourish to all eternity ? There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion,...this of the perpetual progress which the soul makes toward the perfection of it's nature without ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the Soul...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1823 - 458 pages
...sensible : " There is not, in my opinion, a more " pleasing and triumphant consideration in reli" gion, than this, of the perpetual progress which " the soul makes towards the perfection of its na•" ture, without ever arriving at a period in it." (No. 111.) How much more graceful the sentence,...
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