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Pagina 60 - Tit. 1. 16. concerning impious Men, may be very well applied to that Philofopher: They profefs that they know God, but in Works they deny him.
Pagina 32 - He was very careful to cast up his accounts every quarter ; which he did, that he might spend neither more nor less than what he could spend every year. And he would say sometimes to the people of the house, that he was like the serpent, who forms a circle with his tail in his mouth, to denote that he had nothing left at the year's end.
Pagina 36 - ... happen'd to be tired by having applyed himself too much to his Philosophical Meditations, he went down Stairs to refresh himself, and discoursed with the people of the House about any thing, that might afford Matter for an ordinary Conversation, and even about trifles. He also took Pleasure in smoaking a Pipe of Tobacco ; or, when he had a mind to divert himself somewhat longer, he look'd for some Spiders, and made 'em fight together, or he threw some Flies into the Cobweb, and was so well pleased...
Pagina 35 - He answered, Your Religion is a good one, you need not look for another, nor doubt that you may be saved in it, provided, whilst you apply yourself to Piety, you live at the same time a peaceable and quiet Life.
Pagina 34 - He wa never feen very melancholy, nor very merry. He had the command of his Anger, and if at any time he was uneafy in his mind, it did not appear outwardly; or if he happen'd to exprefs his grief by fome geftures, or by fome words, he never fail'd to retire immediately, for fear of doing an unbecoming thing.
Pagina 61 - Pfalm 14. i. does likewife fuit him : The Fool has faid in his Heart, there is no God. This is the true Opinion of Spinofa, whatever he might fay. He takes the liberty to ufe the word God, and to take it in a fenfe unknown to all Chriftians. This he confefles himfelf in his 21ft Letter to Mr. Oldenburg : I acknowledge, fays he, that I have a notion of God and Nature, very different from that of the Modern Chriftians. I believe that God is the Immanent, and not the Tranfient Caufe of all things :...
Pagina 38 - ... him, as it appears by the Letter of John Rieuwertz, Printer at Amfterdam, who was employed in that Affair. It is dated the 6th of March 1678, and directed to Van der Spyck himfelf. Another inftance of the Unintereftednefs of Spinofa, is what paft after the death of his Father.
Pagina 23 - God will exterminate him and fhut him for ever out of his Houfe. Let God never forgive him his Sins. Let the wrath and indignation of the Lord furrou'nd him, and fmoak for ever upon his Head. Let all the Curfes contained in the Book of the Law fall upon him. Let God blot him out of his Book; let God feparate him to his own deftruction from all the tribes of Hrael, and give hem for his lot all the Curfes contained in the Book of the Law.
Pagina 33 - Citizen. One of the moft eminent Councellors of State went to fee him, and found him in a very fiovenly Morning-Gown, whereupon the Councellor blam'd him for it, and offer'd him another. Spinofa anfwer'd him, that a Man was never the better for having a finer Gown. To which he added, // is unreafonable to wrap up things of little or no value in a precious Cover.