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" But if the power of example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken that, when the choice is unrestrained, the best examples only should... "
Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ... - Page 155
by Hugh Murray - 1805 - 174 pages
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and yirtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...example is so treat as to take possession of the memory by a ind of violence, and produce erffects almost without the intervention of the will, care...that which is likely to operate so strongly, should tiot be mischievous or uncertain in its effects. Rambler, vol. i, p. 21. . • ' "1 ' • i It is not...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 13

1801 - 432 pages
...without the intervention of the will, care ought to he taken that, when the choice is unresirained, the best examples only should be exhibited; and that which is likely to operaie so strongly, should not be mischievous, or uncertain in its effects. RAMBLER. AS what was past...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 196 pages
...habitual, and no other sort is so agreeable in the application.' The next shall be from Johnson : ' These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...fictions have over real life is, that their authors arc at liberty, though not to invent, yet to select objects, and to call from the mass of mankind those...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 208 pages
...intervention of the will, care ought to be taken that, when the choice is unrestrained, the best example* only should be exhibited ; and that which is likely...strongly .should not be mischievous or uncertain in its effccti. 1 The chief advantages which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors arc...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806 - 348 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions Tiave over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 378 pages
...perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledges of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The British Essayists;: Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 372 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...; and that which is likely to operate so strongly, Bbpuld not be mischievous or uncertain in Us effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have...
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The British Essayists, Volume 19

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 376 pages
...when the choice is unrestrained, the best examples only should be exhibited ; and that which i ' , likely to operate so strongly, should not be mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real lite is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 352 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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