Questions and answers in advanced logic for candidates for honours at moderations, selected and arranged from the papers set at the Oxford examinations

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1881
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Pagina 9 - tis confest That Wisdom infinite must form the best, Where all must full or not coherent be, And all that rises, rise in due degree ; Then, in the scale of reasoning life, 'tis plain, There must be, somewhere, such a rank as Man: And all the question (wrangle e'er so long) Is only this, if God has placed him wrong?
Pagina 18 - My cousin Westmoreland ! No, my fair cousin : If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss ; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
Pagina 37 - The source of that corruption to which the honourable member alludes is in the minds of the people; so rank and extensive is that corruption, that no political reform can have any effect in removing it. Instead of reforming others — instead of reforming the state, the constitution, and everything that is most excellent, let each man reform himself!
Pagina 28 - Large colonies are as detrimental to the power of a State, as overgrown limbs to the vigour of the human body.
Pagina 15 - If this measure be right, would it have escaped the wisdom of those Saxon progenitors to whom we are indebted for so many of our best political institutions? Would the Dane have passed it over? Would the Norman have rejected it?
Pagina 5 - Universals were regarded as a peculiar kind of substances, having an objective existence distinct from the individual objects classed under them, the dictum de omni conveyed an important meaning; because it expressed the intercommunity of nature, which it was necessary...
Pagina 37 - What, then, are we to believe ? If we are disposed to credit all that is told us, we must believe in the existence not only of one, but of two or three Buonapartes ; if we admit nothing but what is well authenticated, we shall be compelled to doubt of the existence of any...
Pagina 2 - ... assumes the entire community to be better than it is, in any existing country, or is likely to be, within any assignable period. The democratic theory of government, which assumes all members of the community to be equally competent judges of public affairs, is, in my opinion, like the Quaker system of government and international law. A Quaker lays it down that, if men were true Christians, and acted upon their religious principles, there would be no necessity for civil government to protect...

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