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" It is justly considered as the greatest excellency of art to imitate nature ; but it is necessary to distinguish those parts of nature which are most proper for imitation : greater care is still required in representing life, which is so often discoloured... "
Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ... - Page 155
by Hugh Murray - 1805 - 174 pages
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The Port Folio

1819 - 552 pages
...between gayety and unconcern; the act of a mind at leisure, to regard the actions of another. IMITATION. IT is justly considered as the greatest excellency of art, to imitate nature; hot it requires judgment to distinguish those parts of nature which are mort proper for imitation....
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...most to be employed ; as a diamond, though it cannot be made, may be polished by art, and placed in such a situation as to display that lustre which before...greatest excellency of art, to imitate nature ; but it is necessary to distinguish those parts of nature which are most proper for imitation : greater care...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 196 pages
...most to be employed ; as a diamond, though it cannot be made, may be polished by art, and placed in such a situation, as to display that lustre which...nature ; but it it necessary to distinguish those parts of nature which are most proper for imitation: greater care is still required in representing...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 190 pages
....to be employed; as a diamond, though it cannot be made, may be polished by art, and placed in Midi a situation, as to. display that lustre which before...nature ; but it it necessary to distinguish those parts of nature which are most proper for imitation : greater care is still required in representing...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 208 pages
...may bo polished by art, and placed in such a situation, as to display that lustre which before wus buried among common stones. ' It is justly considered...nature ; but it it necessary to distinguish those parts of nature which are most proper for imitation r greater care is still required in representing...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 378 pages
...ought most to be employed ; as a diamond, though it cannot be made, be polished by art, and placed in such a situation, as to display that lustre which...greatest excellency of art, to imitate nature ; but it is necessary to distinguish those parts of nature which are most' proper for imitation : greater care...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806 - 348 pages
...; as a diamond, though it cannot be made, may be polished by art, and placed in such a situa. tion, as to display that lustre which before was buried...greatest excellency of art, to imitate nature ; but it is necessary to distinguish those parts of nawre which are most proper for imitation : greater care...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 352 pages
...most to be employed ; as a diamond, though it cannot be made, may be polished by art, and placed in such a situation, as to display that lustre which...greatest excellency of art, to imitate nature; but it is necessary to distinguish those parts of nature, which are most proper for imitation: greater care...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 1

1810 - 464 pages
...most to be employed: as a diamond, though it cannot be made, may be polished by art, and placed in such a situation, as to display that lustre which...greatest excellency of art, to imitate nature ; but it is necessary to distinguish those parts of nature, which are most proper for imitation : greater care...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810 - 462 pages
...may be polished by art, and placed in such a situation, as to display that lustre which before w.,s buried among common stones. It is justly considered...greatest excellency of art, to imitate nature ; but it is necessary to distinguish those parts of nature, which are most proper for imitation : greater care...
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