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" If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account; or why it may not be as safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which shows all that presents itself without discrimination. "
The Monthly Magazine - Page 180
1798
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The Rambler, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1750 - 296 pages
...fo often difcoloured by paffion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account ; or why it may not be as •fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which fhows all that prefents itfelf...
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1752 - 326 pages
...paffion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufiy Uefcribed, I cannot fee of what ufc it can be to read the account ; or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which fhows all thatprefents jtfelf...
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The Rambler: In Four Volumes, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1784 - 340 pages
...difcoloured by paffion, ' or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannet fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as ^ upon a mirrour which fhows all that prefents itfelf...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 466 pages
...fo often difcoloured by paflion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as C 4 upon upon a mirrour which fhows all that prefents...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fo often difeoloured by paflion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifeuoufly deferibed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as C 4 upon 24 THE RAMBLE R. N° 4. upon a mirrour wliich...
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A Full Inquiry Into the Subject of Suicide: To which are Added (as Being ...

Charles Moore (rector of Cuxton.) - 1790 - 482 pages
...fo often difcoloured by paffion or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account ; or why it may not be as fafe to turn ths eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror, which ihows all that prefe.its itfelf...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 638 pages
...fo often difcoloured by paffio^ or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour which fhows all that prefents itfelf...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 460 pages
...fo often difcoloured by paffion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as lafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour which fhews all that prefents itfelf without difcrimination....
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 1

1801 - 342 pages
...fo often difcoloured by paffion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour whieh fhews all that prefents itfelf...
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account ; or why it may not be as safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirror, which shews all that presents itself...
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