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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics, by William Thomas Thornton This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics With Some of Their Applications Author: William Thomas Thornton Release Date: September 6, 2009 [eBook #29917] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK OLD-FASHIONED ETHICS AND COMMON-SENSE METAPHYSICS*** E-text prepared by Barbara Tozier, Bill Tozier, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net) OLD-FASHIONED ETHICS AND COMMON-SENSE METAPHYSICS With Some of Their Applications by WILLIAM THOMAS THORNTON Author of a Treatise 'On Labour' London Macmillan and Co. 1873 _All rights reserved_ 'I entirely agree with you as to the ill tendency of the affected doubts of some philosophers and the fantastical conceits of others. I am even so far gone of late in this way of thinking, that I have quitted several of the sublime notions I had got in their schools for vulgar opinions. And I give it you on my word, that since this revolt from metaphysical notions to the plain dictates of nature and common sense, I find my understanding strangely enlightened, so that I can now easily comprehend a great many things which before were all mystery and riddle.'--BERKELEY'S HYLAS AND PHILONOUS. PREFACE. The book was all but finished, and only the Preface remained, over which I was hesitating, apprehensive equally of putting into it too much and too little, when one of the most frequent 'companions of my solitude' came to my aid, shewing me, in fragments, a preface already nearly written, and needing only a little piecing to become forthwith presentable. Here it is. 'In these sick days, in a world such as ours, richer than usual in Truths grown obsolete, what can the fool think but that it is all a Den of Lies wherein whoso will not speak and act Lies must stand idle and despair?' Whereby it happens that for the artist who would fain minister medicinally to the relief of folly, 'the publishing
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