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Boston Jesuit (Newspaper) - September 19, 1829, Boston, MassachusettsCatholic Sentinel. La a a. 1 Oki s Cro a is ,-,.vrit.\ n vol. I. Irbid us for in Wiio is is a a Quot a. Till. Xxxi. The Jln six it. Puli Ivd weekly to appear every so u Fry by s. Condon a f. I. Baton for the at All per annul in Dilranee All mull be peat paid and directed to the editor of the a a Jesuit a motion Man. The cd jct a to explain diffuse end defend the principles of the ont. Holt Catholic and Aron. cd chuch. Botox 8aturdav, september 19, 182�. To. Iii. Orfice no. I. Sutic truth. A a continued a Hom so 2�?pace 3. A. M lint a Range of analysis is presented to a from the elementary notions to the most intricate problems of algebra from the self evident propositions i nist i fed i think to the most sub Liine speculations of the human intellect ? How numerous Are the intermediate propositions and arguments the entire Muy be compared to an unknown Road which u mini must travel by night but if from the moment of his departure lie meets with lighted torches it certain intervals so that the first would help him on to the second mid this to the third and thus progressively he would eventually arrive at his destination. So it is in relation to Well connected arguments. Each proposition impresses its character of Light on the mind w hich follows without interruption the line that the Interior impulse of truth suggests and which finally conducts it to the truth in question. As to the senses we allow that the Eye and end May he the Canses of prejudice to the Rush unthinking mind a luvs often have not new discoveries presented things under n different aspect ? experiments upon which too much Confidence and Lieen raised have been pronounced and proved to he deceptions. What Are we to conclude from this ? one thing which is most important and w hich is that we ought Ever to he on our guard against judging rashly and should never pronounce seut Enec until we bad duly and dispassionately reflected upon the subject. Slut when the uniform ver expert units a thousand times repented. Produce the same results when the1 a nine phenomenon viewed in every possible Light does not vary in a slightest possible degree when objects Are so sensible so palpable that it merely requires eyes to see and ears to hear can Vic then refuse to believe the testimony of the , Why should we hesitate to pronounce when experience Hus informed us that water is specifically heavier than air that air is More elastic than water that fluids work their Way until they Lind their level that the astronomer knows How precisely to calculate the return of an eclipse and that the arts ure provided with Means Well adapted to their respective ends ? Why should we not believe that Day and night Are different and Eliut they result from u great movement of nature doubt is Here impossible we would feel ashamed were we to detect ourselves in it and would defy any Zeno of ancient or modern times to Puzzle us about such grand movements by any ingenuity or sophistry which lie May Advt ice to the Quot contrary. C should consider ourselves As very fools to deny the nature of motion. A simple step would on such in occasion silence the objection and justify the assertion that motion is possible. As to testimony me Well know Flint suspicious evidence has often passed for truth and that with regard to historical facts imposture on one Side and credulity on the other May give birth and strength to false reports hut we also know that criticism has enacted and established salutary Laws to test the character of Tusti Rainy a and such is their Power so weighty is their authority that it is often impossible not to assent to them w without expat rating on this subject which will require a distinct consideration let us Only refer to conscience. Let us merely ask. If it entered the mail nun of a sophist to inform you that Alexander the a rent was a fabulous hero that Charles the croat or Napoleon Vonu pure never existed except in the run a imagination of a novelist or that the a rent. Eternal City of Lloyc could he found Only on a map. 11 Ould such a ridiculous icing convert n single sensible individual m Europe to Midi n doctrine could he shake whole nations out of their belief in these matters or rather would he in l justly pass fora and Nian were lie to deny their Exi Tom v t we have to knowledge of these in Cluj. Mril a a we derive it Irti in human testimony yes we do believe in the existence of Hume although we never saw it we do believe in it us for Mai is in the Equality of the four sides that compose a perfect Square. Were Vic to hear either or both of the following propositions. In Italy ther Isa City Irlue is railed Home the four sides of n Square Are equal would not our iinds be equally and irresistibly impressed with the truth of such in assertion could a doubt or uncertainty arise about the existence of either fact a if we refused our assent would we not feel is if we resisted evidence itself and the authoritative voice of conscience although we and not seen Home a this notwithstanding is a fact which is not subjected to calculation or any geometrical operation. Lint we Advance in relation to equally applicable Pekin Francis the first. Clovis Theodosius Marcus Aurelius and to the Battles of Fon Tenor a Pincourt Onvia Phr Snolia and actinic. Who would not say Tomt the mini who would disbelieve such facts had Bidden Farewell to common sense ? this reminds us of a remark w hich w As made on this subject by one of the greatest geniuses that Ever Orvii invented the civil department of France. A i feel a says ague Senu in his metaphysical dissertations a that there Are farts with which i am acquainted Only by human testimony and id which it is As impossible for me to Eit twin a doubt is of geometrical or self evident truths. Can i doubt for instance of the existence of Home w hich i never visited ? can i even Sun pct that the historian deceives me or that he Huusela is deceived when he

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