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" LATE noble author has most justly and elegantly defined custom to be, " The result of the passions and prejudices of many, and of the designs of a few; the ape of reason, who usurps her seat, exercises her power, and is obeyed by mankind in her stead. "
Essays and Miscellaneous Writings - Stran 102
avtor: Walter Nichols - 1826 - 179 strani
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Letters on the Study and Use of History: On Exile ; the Spirit of Patriotism ...

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - 1870 - 280 strani
...rules, and schemes, that chance, or ignorance, or interest, first devised, and that custom sanctifies : custom, that result of the passions and prejudices...her power, and is obeyed by mankind in her stead. Men find it easy, and government makes it profitable, to concur in established systems of speculation...
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Letters: Miscellanies

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1892
...to point out the passage in his writings. " prejudices of many, and of the designs of a few ; the " ape of reason, who usurps her seat, exercises her " power, and is obeyed by mankind in her stead." This definition enables us to account for the various absurd and wicked customs which have severally...
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Bolingbroke and His Times: Period II. March 1715-December 1751

Walter Sydney Sichel - 1902
...Works, vol. ip 183: "The result of the Passions and Prejudices of many and of the Designs of a few ; the ape of Reason who usurps her seat, exercises her Power and is obeyed by Mankind in ner stead." un fort grand fonds de santé, un peu de dissipation ne tire pas à conséquence, mais...
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Bolingbroke and His Times: Period II. March 1715-December 1751

Walter Sichel - 1902
...definition of his which occurs elsewhere, and which Chesterfield has quoted.3 Custom, he says, is "the result of the Passions and Prejudices of many and of the Designs of a few, the Ape of Reason who usurps her seat, exercises her power, and is obeyed by mankind in her stead."...
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