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- adj. Obsolete form of ethic.
- n. Obsolete form of ethic.
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But The Vanity of Human Wishes is, in the opinion of the best judges, as high an effort of ethick poetry as any language can shew.
The sensitive purity of the poet might indeed well be wounded when a poem in which he proposed to himself "to discourse at large" of "the ethick part of Moral Philosophy"  could be so misinterpreted.
But _The Vanity of Human Wishes_ is, in the opinion of the best judges, as high an effort of ethick poetry as any language can shew.
He may be benefitted, — he may be injured, — he may obtain redress; in a word, he has all the claims and rights of humanity, which Tully, Puffendorf, or the best ethick writers allow to arise out of that state and relation.