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Ethicks

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Éthicks. n.s. without the singular. [ἠθικὴ.] The doctrine of morality; a system of morality.

For of all moral virtues, she was all
That ethicks speak of virtues cardinal.
Donne.

I will never set politicks against ethicks; especially for that true ethicks are but as a handmaid to divinity and religion. Bacon's War with Spain.

Persius professes the stoick philosophy; the most noble, generous, and beneficial amongst all the sects who have given rules of ethicks. Dryden's Juvenal, Dedicat.

If the atheists would live up to the ethicks of Epicurus himself, they would make few or no proselytes from the Christian religion. Bentley's Sermons.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Bentley, Richard (57) · Donne, John (44) · Dryden, John (788)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Ethicks." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 4, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8537.


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