Thus they in lowliest plight repentant stood Praying, for from the Mercie-seat above Prevenient Grace descending had remov'd The stonie from thir hearts, and made new flesh Regenerat grow instead, that sighs now breath'd Unutterable, which the Spirit of prayer Inspir'd, and wing'd for Heav'n with speedier flight Then loudest Oratorie: yet thir port Not of mean suiters, nor important less Seem'd thir Petition, then when th' ancient Pair In Fables old, less ancient yet then these, DEUCALION and chaste PYRRHA to restore The Race of Mankind
drownd, before the Shrine Of THEMIS stood devout.
as to affirm, for instance, following Buckle, that through civilisation mankind
becomes softer, and consequently less bloodthirsty and less fitted for warfare.
Yet the longer I reflect the less am I satisfied with the idea of forming a separate class of mankind
on the basis of high intellectual power.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind
are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
He was amazed, how so impotent and grovelling an insect as I" (these were his expressions) "could entertain such inhuman ideas, and in so familiar a manner, as to appear wholly unmoved at all the scenes of blood and desolation which I had painted as the common effects of those destructive machines; whereof," he said, "some evil genius, enemy to mankind
, must have been the first contriver.
Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored, and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind
In this translation, if it may be so called, great liberties have been taken, which, whether justifiable or not, shall be fairly confessed; and let the judicious part of mankind
pardon or condemn them.
There are no features to this land, no conspicuous, far-famed landmarks for the eye; there is nothing so far down to tell you of the greatest agglomeration of mankind
on earth dwelling no more than five and twenty miles away, where the sun sets in a blaze of colour flaming on a gold background, and the dark, low shores trend towards each other.
Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind
An impenetrable mystery" was sure "to hang for ever" as far as all mankind
It is strange, but I felt no desire to return to mankind
For a time I believed that mankind
had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.