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" But when an adventurer is levelled with the rest of the world, and acts in such scenes of the universal drama, as may be the lot of any other man, young spectators fix their eyes upon him with closer attention, and hope, by observing his behaviour and... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 22
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 582 pages
...reft of the world, and acts in fuch fcenes of the univerfel drama as may be the lot of any other man, young Spectators fix their eyes upon him with cloSer...attention, and hope, by observing his behaviour and fucceis, to reguhte their own practices when they mall be engaged in the like part. For this reafon,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...rest of the world, and acts in such scenes of the universal drama as may be the lot of any other man, young spectators fix their eyes upon him with closer...solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and yirtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...to curiosity. Ibid. p' 72. Those familiar histories which draw the'por* .traits of living manners, may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, an,d convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 190 pages
...habitual, and no other sort is :o agreeable in the application.' The next shall be from Johnson : ' These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 188 pages
...habitual, and no other sort is o agreeable in the application.' The next shall be from Johnson i ' These familiar histories may. perhaps be made of greater...solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806 - 348 pages
...rest of the world, and acts in such scenes of the universal drama, as may be the lot of any other man, young spectators fix their eyes upon him with closer...solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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The British Essayists;: Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 372 pages
...of the world, and acts in such scenes of the universal drama, as may be the lot of any other man ; young spectators fix their eyes upon him with closer...solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 352 pages
...of the world, and acts in such scenes of the universal drama, as may be the lot of any other man ; young spectators fix their eyes upon him with closer...solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 1

1810 - 464 pages
...of the world, and acts in such scenes of the universal drama, as may be the lot of any other man ; young spectators fix their eyes upon him with closer...solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example...
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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
...of the world, and acts in such scenes of the universal drama, as may be the lot of any other man ; young spectators fix their eyes upon him with closer...practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part, For For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of...
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