brute creation

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I hope, therefore, no man will, by the grossest misunderstanding or perversion of my meaning, misrepresent me, as endeavouring to cast any ridicule on the greatest perfections of human nature; and which do, indeed, alone purify and ennoble the heart of man, and raise him above the brute creation.
Man here had not yet reached the point where he might take the time from slaughter and escaping slaugh-ter to make friends with any of the brute creation.
By the slave code, they are adjudged to be as incompetent to testify against a white man, as though they were indeed a part of the brute creation.
They are good breeders of cattle, and are kind and merciful to the brute creation.
None of the brute creation requires more than Food and Shelter.
All waged battle against what Reagan inspiringly called the "Evil Empire," a brute creation cobbled out of a diabolical ideology that generated the deaths of over 100 million in the last century.
The anonymous book of poetic epistles, Some Reflections on Cruelty towards the Brute Creation (1796), envisions animals as occupying a fancifully Edenic natural world that knows no violence except for what humans wreak upon it: "ere the rapine, fraud, and violence / Of man, had rang'd abroad; each creature then, / Enjoy'd content, and all the world was peace.
18) At one point in the "Theory of Life" he seems to have mastered his ambivalence, declaring it heretical to deny "that wide chasm between man and the noblest animals of the brute creation, which no perceivable or conceivable difference of organization is sufficient to overbridge.
Crawling," that is, like one of the brute creation on all fours.
200 YEARS AGO: The French papers state that the bite of a mad dog, whether given to the human or by brute creation, may be cured by frequently bathing the part with new salt water, and taking for each of nine or ten successive days a new laid-egg.
the supposed inferiority of the Negro, and groping blindly in the darkness that envelops all that pertains to him, seeks for the ray of light in history that reveals the God in man; the divine attribute that must exist in the Negro as well as in other races, or he sinks to the level of the brute creation.
To hedge about this danger, Newman works to house pagan revelation within an ever-more-encompassing vision of the Church: "What man is amid the brute creation, such is the Church among the schools of the world; and as Adam gave names to the animals about him, so has the Church from the first looked round upon the earth, noting and visiting the doctrines she found there" (Essays 2:232).