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" In narratives, where historical veracity has no place, 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... "
The Rambler - Page 26
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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The Rambler, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1750 - 296 pages
...colours of right and wrong, and inftead of helping to fettle their boundaries, mix them with fo much art, that no common mind is able to difunite them. In narratives,...higheft and pureft that humanity can reach, which, exercifed in fuch trials as the various revolutions of things fhall bring upon it, may, by conquering...
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1752 - 326 pages
...colours of right and wrong, and inftead of helping to fettle their boundaries, mix them with fo much art, that no common mind is able to difunite them. IN narratives,...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...
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The Rambler: In Four Volumes, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1784 - 340 pages
...difunite, ' them. In narratives, where hiftorical veracity has no place, I cannot difcover why there mould not be exhibited the moft perfect idea of virtue ;...nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we mall never imitate, but the higheft and pureft that humanity can reach, whicht exercifed in fuch trials...
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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
...of right and wrong, and, inftead of helping to fettle their boundaries, mix them with fo much art, that no common mind is able to difunite them. In narratives, 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,...
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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
...helping to fettle their boundaries, mix " them with fo much art, that no common mind is able to dilunite them." — In narratives, where hiftorical veracity...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,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 638 pages
...of right and wrong, and, inftead of helping to fettle their boundaries, mix them with fo much art, that no common mind is able to difunite them. In narratives,...difcover why there fhould not be exhibited the moft perfecl: idea of virtue ; of virtue not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 582 pages
...of right and wrong; and, inflead of helping to fettle their boundaries, mix them with fo much art, that no common mind is able to difunite them. In narratives, where hiftoric.il veracity has no place, I cannot difcovcr why there fhould not be exhibited the mcit perfect...
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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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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 1

1801 - 342 pages
...of right and wrong, and, inftead of helping to fettle their boundaries, mix them with fo much art, that no common mind is able to difunite them. In narratives,...exhibited the moft perfect idea of virtue ; of virtue I not not angelical, nor above probability, for what we cannot credit we mall never imitate, but the...
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