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" I cannot discover why there should not be exhibited the most perfect idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we shall never imitate, but the highest and purest that humanity can reach, which, exercised... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 25
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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The Rambler, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1750 - 296 pages
...where hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot difcover why there fhould not be exhibited the moft perfect idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical,...nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we fhall never imitate, but the higheft and pureft that humanity can reach, which, exercifed in fuch trials...
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1752 - 326 pages
...where hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot difcover why there fhould not be exhibited the mod perfect idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical,...nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we fhall never imitate, but of the higheft and pureft kind that humanity can reach, which, when exercifed...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785 - 596 pages
...hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot dilcovc: -.vhv there mould not be exhibited the moft perfeil idea of virtue; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we fliall never imitate, but the highell and pureft that humanity c?n reach, which, exerciied in luch...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...where hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot difeover why there fhould not be exhibited the moft perfect idea of virtue; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we fhall never imitate, but the higheft and pureft that humanity can reach, which, exiTcifed in fuch trials...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 466 pages
...where hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot difcover why there fhould not be exhibited the moft perfect idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical,...nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we fhall never imitate, but the higheft and pureft that humanity can reach, which, cxercifed in fuch trials...
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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
...hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot difcover, why there fhould not be exhibited the " moft per" fca idea of virtue — of virtue not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit, we " fhall never imitate, but of the higheft and puren kind that humanity can reach ; which, when ex"...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 638 pages
...where hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot difcover why there fhould not be exhibited the moft perfect idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical,...nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we fhall never imitate, but the higheft and pureft that humanity can reach, which, exercifed in fuch trials...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 13, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - 1797
..." In narratives, where hiltorical veracity has no place, there mould be exhibited the moft perfeft idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability (for what we cannot credit we (hall never imitate), but the highett and pureft that humanity can reach, which, exercifed in fuch...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 460 pages
...where hiflorical veracity has no place, I cannot difcover why there mould not be exhibited the moft perfect idea of virtue; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit, we fhall never imitate, but the higheft and pureft that humanity can reach, which, exercifed in fuch trials...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 190 pages
...with so much art, that no common mind is capable to disunite them. ' In narratives where historical veracity has no place, I cannot discover why there...what we cannot credit we shall never imitate ; but of the highest and purest kind that humanity can reach ; which, when exercifed in such trials is the...
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