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" ... to prove that one species is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer one to the other, and with very good reason, will be readily granted; but it does not follow from thence that we think it a more beautiful form; for we have no criterion... "
Harrison's British Classicks: The Idler. Fitz Osbornes Letters. Shenstones ... - Page 119
1787
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The Idler, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1767 - 366 pages
...fpecies is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him firft to prove that one fpecies is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer...beautiful form ; for we have no criterion of form by which to determine our judgment. He who fays a fwan is more beautiful than a dove, means little more than...
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The Idler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 430 pages
...fpecies is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him firft to prove that one fpecies is really more beautiful than another. That We prefer...beautiful form ; for we have no criterion of form by which to determine our judgment. He who fays a fwan is more beautiful than a dove, means little more than...
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The Idler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 432 pages
...fpecies is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him firft to prove that one fpecies is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer...beautiful form; for we have no criterion of form by which to determine our judgment. He who fays a fwan is more beautiful than a dove, means little more than...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 13, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - 1797
...fpecies is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him firll to prove that one fpecics is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer...it does not follow from thence that we think it a more-beautiful form; for we have no criterion of form by which te determine our judgment. He who fays...
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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight ...: Containing His ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone - 1801 - 452 pages
...species is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him first to prove that one species is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer one to the other, and with very good reason, will be readily granted ; but it does not follow from thence that we think it a more beautiful...
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The works of sir Joshua Reynolds. To which is prefixed an account ..., Volume 2

sir Joshua Reynolds - 1801 - 450 pages
...species is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him first to prove that one species is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer one to the other, and with very good reason, will be readily granted ; but it does not follow from thence that we think it a more beautiful...
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Select British Classics, Volume 10

1803 - 222 pages
...species is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him first to prove that one species is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer one to the other, and with very good reason, will be readily granted ; but it does not follow from thence that we think it a more beautiful...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 15

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810 - 814 pages
...fpecies is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him firil to prove that one fpecies is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer...beautiful form ; for we have no criterion of form by which to determine our judgement. He xvho fays a (wan is more beautiful than a dove, means little more than...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 434 pages
...species is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him first to prove that one species is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer one to the other, and with very good reason, will be readily granted; but it does not follow from thence that we think it a more beautiful...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...species is more beautiful than another, it will be required from him first to prove that one species is really more beautiful than another. That we prefer one to the other, and with very good reason, will be readily granted ; but it does not follow from thence that we think it a more beautiful...
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