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" If a man denied himself all specious arguments, and all artifices of dialectic subtlety, he must renounce the hopes of a present triumph ; for the light of absolute truth, on moral or on spiritual themes, is too dazzling to be sustained by the diseased... "
Memorials: And Other Papers - Side 237
af Thomas De Quincey - 1856
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Blackwood's Magazine, Bind 51

1842 - 850 sider
...specious arguments, and all artifices of dialectic subtlety, he must renounce the hopes of a preient triumph ; for the light of absolute truth on moral...dazzling to be sustained by the diseased optics of those hahituated to darkness. And hence we explain not only the many gross delusions of the fathers, their...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

1842 - 1128 sider
...is excessive to use those arguments which will tell, at the moment, upon the crowd of bystanders, in preference to those which will approve themselves...upon popular conceits in science that have long since been exploded, — but also their occasional unchristian tempers. To contend with an unprincipled and...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Bind 51

1842 - 1552 sider
...arguments, and all artifices of dialectic subtlety, he must renounce the hopes of a present trinmph ; for the light of absolute truth on moral or on spiritual...upon popular conceits in science that have long since heen exploded, but also their occasional unchristian tempers. To contend with an unprincipled and malicious...
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Polonius: A Collection of Wise Saws and Modern Instances

Edward FitzGerald - 1852 - 172 sider
...by-standers, in preference to those which will approve themselves ultimately to enlightened disciples. If a man denied himself all specious arguments and...the diseased optics of those habituated to darkness, &c. Blackwood, 49. " Such are the folios of Schoolmen and Theologians. Let us preserve them in our...
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Memorials: And Other Papers, Bind 1

Thomas De Quincey - 1856 - 360 sider
...composed in various proportions of sceptical inquirers, obstinate opponents, and malignant scoffers. Less than an apostle is unequal to the suppression...fantastic etymologies, or upon popular conceits in Bcience that have long since exploded, but also their occasional unchristian tempers. To contend with...
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De Quincey's Works: Essays sceptical and anti-sceptical on problems ...

Thomas De Quincey - 1858 - 370 sider
...baffle and confound the unprincipled opponent, rather than such as would satisfy the earnest inquirer. If a man denied himself all specious arguments, and...optics of those habituated to darkness. And hence I explain not only the many gross delusions of the fathers, their sophisms, their errors of fact and...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey: Protestantism, and other essays

Thomas De Quincey - 1863 - 372 sider
...baffle and confound the unprincipled opponent, rather than such as would satisfy the earnest inquirer. If a man denied himself all specious arguments, and...optics of those habituated to darkness. And hence I explain not only the many gross delusions of the fathers, their sophisms, their errors of fact and...
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Traits of Character and Notes of Incident in Bible Story

Francis Jacox - 1873 - 516 sider
...sensibilities,—scorn being too naturally met by retorted scorn. And then again, the light of absolute truth is " too dazzling to be sustained by the diseased optics of those habituated to darkness." Pilato interroganti de vcritate, Christus non respondit, which is Englished by Bishop Taylor, " When...
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Works, Bind 1

Edward FitzGerald - 1887 - 544 sider
...by-standers, in preference to those which will approve themselves ultimately to enlightened disciples. If a man denied himself all specious arguments and...the diseased optics of those habituated to darkness, &c. Blaekwood, 49. " Such are the folios of Schoolmen and Theologians. Let us preserve them in our...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Bind 7

Thomas De Quincey - 1890 - 474 sider
...baffle and confound the unprincipled opponent, rather than such as would satisfy the earnest inquirer. If a man denied himself all specious arguments, and...optics of those habituated to darkness. And hence I explain not only the many gross delusions of the Fathers, their sophisms, their errors of fact and...
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