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Similarly, the definition of the differentiae will be applicable to the species and to the individuals.
They do much better who enumerate the different virtues as Georgias did, than those who thus define them; and as Sophocles speaks of a woman, we think of all persons, that their 'virtues should be applicable to their characters, for says he,
But how far this might be applicable to our courts, and favourites, and ministers of state, my master said I could best determine.
But we think there would be very few such sermons in the new church or chapel, for the interest of that life could hardly be very varied, when all such sayings as that "though He was rich, for our sakes He became poor" have ceased to be applicable to it.