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    He that said it was not good for man to be alone, placed the celibate amongst the inferior states of perfection.

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  2. 9

    Female beauties are as fickle in their faces as in their minds; though casualties should spare them, age brings in a necessity of decay.

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  3. 8

    It is not strange to me that persons of the fair sex should like, in all things about them, the handsomeness for which they find themselves most liked.

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  4. 7

    The inspired and expired air may be sometimes very useful, by condensing and cooling the blood that passeth through the lungs; I hold that the depuration of the blood in that passage, is not only one of the ordinary, but one of the principal uses of respiration.

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    Well, I see I am not designed to the finding out the Philosophers Stone, I have been so unlucky in my first attempts in chemistry.

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    In an arch each single stone which, if severed from the rest, would be perhaps defenceless is sufficiently secured by the solidity and entireness of the whole fabric, of which it is a part.

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  7. 4

    Our Saviour would love at no less rate than death; and from the supereminent height of glory, stooped and debased Himself to the sufferance of the extremest of indignities, and sunk himself to the bottom of abjectness, to exalt our condition to the contrary extreme.

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  8. 3

    The generality of men are so accustomed to judge of things by their senses that, because the air is indivisible, they ascribe but little to it, and think it but one remove from nothing.

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  9. 2

    I use the Scriptures, not as an arsenal to be resorted to only for arms and weapons, but as a matchless temple, where I delight to be, to contemplate the beauty, the symmetry, and the magnificence of the structure, and to increase my awe, and excite my devotion to the Deity there preached and adored.

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    God [is] the author of the universe, and the free establisher of the laws of motion.

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