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" Infinite goodness is the source of created existence ; the proper tendency of every rational being, from the highest order of raptured seraphs, to the meanest rank of men, is to rise incessantly from lower degrees of happiness to higher. They have each... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 279
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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The Moral Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Select Pieces, in Prose and Verse ...

1773 - 394 pages
...to " rife incefiantly from lower degrees of happinefs to " higher. They have each faculties afligned them for " various orders of delights." ' What, cried I, is this the language of RELI• GION ? Does fiie lead her votaries through flowery ' paths, and bid them pafs an unlaborious...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original ..., Volume 10

John Wesley - 1787 - 726 pages
...is to rife incefTantly from lower degree* of happinefs to higher. They have each faculties afligned them for various orders of delights." " What, cried I, Is this the language of Religion ? Does flie lead her votaries through flowery paths, and bid them pah an inlaborious life ? Where are the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...rife c* inceflantly from lower degrees of happinefs to cx higher. They have each faculties afligned them " for various orders of delights." " What," cried I, " is this the language of RE" LIGION ? Does fhe lead her votaries through 'c flowery paths, and bid them pafs an unlaborious...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 638 pages
...rife "« inceflantly from lower degrees of happinefs to " higher. They have each faculties affigned them " for various orders of delights." " What," cried I, " is this the language of RE" LIGION ? Does fhe lead her votaries through " flowery paths, and bid them pafs an unlaborious "...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 1

Joseph Addison - 1794 - 570 pages
...is to rife inceflantly from lower degrees of happinefs to higher. They have each faculties affigned them for various orders of delights." "What!" cried I, "is this the language of Religion? Does fhe lead her votaries through X flowery ilowery paths, and bid them pafs an unlaborious life? Where...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 460 pages
...rife incef" fantly from lower degrees of happinefs to higher. *' They have each faculties affigned them for various " orders of delights/' " What," cried I, " is this the language of RE" LIOION ? Does fhe lead her votaries through flow** ery paths, and bid them pafs an unlaborious...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 1

1801 - 342 pages
...rife inceflantly from, " lower degrees of happinefs to higher. They have *' each faculties affigned them for various orders of " delights." " What," cried I, « is this the language of RELI" GION ? Does fhe lead her votaries through " flowery paths, and bid them pafs an unlaborious "...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 460 pages
...to rife incef" fantly from lower degrees of happinefs to higher. " They have each faculties affigned them for various «' orders of delights." '' 'What," cried I, " is this the language of RE" LIGIOM ? Does fhc lead her votaries through flow*' ery paths, and bid them pafs an unlaborious...
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...created existence ; the proper tendency of ' every rational being, from the highest order ofrap' tured seraphs to the meanest rank of men, is to rise ' incessantly from lowerdegrees of happiness to higher. ' They have each faculties assigned them for various ' orders...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806 - 348 pages
...destined for the " seat of the human race, and consider whether a " world thus exquisitely framed coult be meant " for the abode of misery and pain. For what...votaries through " flowery paths, and bid them pass an unlaborjous " life ? Where are the painful toils of virtue, the " mortifications of penitents, the...
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