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cams_benton_b028_f003_007_003

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The proposition deduced is
that – Men often foresee events in
wh. [which] they shall never mingle – good
wh. [which] they shall never realize –
and out of this perception & prescience
grow certain duties – which none
may innocently fail to perform.

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1 To a certain extent all men
live in the future & act for it;
but usually in the near future.
The past is unrecoverable, inexorable,
unchanging. Its facts can not
be altered. Can't act for the
past – can only feel with respect
to it, & gain kn. [knowledge] from it.

cams_benton_b028_f003_007_003

(3) [centered]

The proposition deduced is
that – Men often foresee events in
wh. [which] they shall never mingle – good
wh. [which] they shall never realize –
and out of this perception & prescience
grow certain duties – which none
may innocently fail to perform.

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1 To a certain extent all men
live in the future & act for it;
but usually in the near future.
The past is unrecoverable, inexorable,
unchanging. Its facts can not
be altered. Can't act for the
past – can only feel with respect
to it, & gain kn. [knowledge] from it.