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THE RELATION

BETWEEN

SCIENCE AND RELIGIO.N.

BY

GEORGE COMBE.

Ταράσσει τους ανθρώπους ου τα πράγματα, αλλά τα περί των πραγμάτων
δόγματα οίον θάνατος ουδέν δεινόν, έπει και Σωκράτει άν εφαίνετο αλλά
το δόγμα το περί θανάτου, εκείνο το δεινόν εστιν.-EPICTETUS, Enchir. 10.

TRANSLATION,
" Men are harassed not by things but by the notions they form of things; death, for example, is no-
thing terrible, for if it were, it would have appeared so to Socrates; but the notion that death is some-
thing terrible, is the really terrible thing."

“Impiety clears the soul of its consecrated errors, but it does not all the heart of man. Impiety alone
will never ruin a human worship. A faith destroyed must be replaced by a faith. It is not given to ir-
religion to destroy a religion on earth. It is but a religion more enlightened which can really triumph
over a religion fallen into contempt, by replacing it. The earth cannot remain without an altar, and God
only is strong enough against God!"-LAMARTINE's History of the Girondists (vol. i. p. 156; Bohn, 1848).

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EDINBURGH:
MACLACHLAN AND STEWART.
LONDON : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.

1857.

BIBZ

The Right of Translation is Reserved by the Author.

265. a. 22.

T. CHARLES MACKAY, Esq., LL.D.

MY DEAR SIR,

A friendship of long duration, admiration of

your genius, and cordial sympathy with the purposes to which you have devoted it, induce me to dedicate this volume to you as a mark of

affection and esteem.

I am,

My Dear Sir,

Yours very sincerely,

GEO. COMBE.

EDINBURGH, 31st March 1857.

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