1 We shall join our hands to theirs, and we shall work together, with the power of the sky, for the glory of mankind.
2 The Candle is a great boon to mankind, as approved by all men.
3 I wept in deliverance and in pity for all mankind.
4 For when this is attended to, the mass of mankind accept what seems as what is; nay, are often touched more nearly by appearances than by realities.
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5 has given the earth to the children of men; given it to mankind in common.
6 Nor will it invalidate his right, to say every body else has an equal title to it; and therefore he cannot appropriate, he cannot inclose, without the consent of all his fellow-commoners, all mankind.
7 God, when he gave the world in common to all mankind, commanded man also to labour, and the penury of his condition required it of him.
8 And though it be common, in respect of some men, it is not so to all mankind; but is the joint property of this country, or this parish.
9 And herein I think lies the chief, if not the only reason, why the male and female in mankind are tied to a longer conjunction than other creatures, viz.
10 This every one thinks necessary, and believes he deserves to be thought a declared enemy to society and mankind, who should go about to take it away.
11 And then they have nothing to do, but barely to shew us which that is; which when they have done, I doubt not but all mankind will easily agree to pay obedience to him.
12 Thus mankind, notwithstanding all the privileges of the state of nature, being but in an ill condition, while they remain in it, are quickly driven into society.
13 Both these he gives up, when he joins in a private, if I may so call it, or particular politic society, and incorporates into any commonwealth, separate from the rest of mankind.
14 to the will of God, of which that is a declaration, and the fundamental law of nature being the preservation of mankind, no human sanction can be good, or valid against it.
15 But the state of mankind is not so miserable that they are not capable of using this remedy, till it be too late to look for any.