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" But if the power of example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken that, when the choice is unrestrained, the best examples only should... "
Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ... - Page 155
by Hugh Murray - 1805 - 174 pages
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 472 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 462 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...should not be mischievous or uncertain in its effects. --' L The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 462 pages
...example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce efought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. ; The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The British Essayists: Rambler

James Ferguson - 1823 - 466 pages
...success; to regulate their own practices when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 15-16

British essayists - 1823 - 748 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason, these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The English Master: Or, Student's Guide to Reasoning and Composition ...

William Banks - 1823 - 462 pages
...practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. " For this reason, these familiar histories may be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. *« The chief advantage which these fictions have'over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The British Essayists: Rambler

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823 - 638 pages
...and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is so great, M to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence,...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have wer real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 526 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater...mischievous or uncertain in its effects. The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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A Grammar of the English Language, in a Series of Letters: Intended for the ...

William Cobbett - 1832 - 228 pages
...But if the power of example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...not be mischievous or uncertain in its effects."— R. No. 4. It should have been, in the first of these extracts, " than that of gathering :" in the second,...
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Murphy's essay. The rambler. The adventurer. The idler. Rasselas. Tales of ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834 - 630 pages
...success, to regulate their own practices, when they shall be engaged in the like part. For this reason, advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not...
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