The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor

Volume I, Number 1

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Published: 1810
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,259 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 32
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 277
Added to site: 2007.09.03
mnybks.net#: 18102
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Periodical, Drama
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ght have been carried on without the least enjoyment on our part: the daily waste of the body might be repaired without the sweet sensations which attend eating and drinking; we might have had the sense of hearing without the delight we derive from sweet sounds; and that of smelling without the capability of enjoying the fragrance of the rose: but He whose wisdom and beneficence are above all comprehension, has ordained in another and a better manner, and annexed the most lively sensations of pleasure to every operation he has made necessary to our support, thereby making the enjoyment of pleasure one of the conditions of our existence. This is an unanswerable refutation of one of the most abominable doctrines of the atheists--the overbalance of evil; and as such, that wise and amiable divine, doctor Paley, has made use of it in his Natural Theology. It is true, that yielding to the tendency of our frail, overweening nature to push enjoyment of every kind to its utmost verge, men too often overshoot the mark,

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