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" It is therefore not a sufficient vindication of a character that it is drawn as it appears; for many characters ought never to be drawn: nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience; for that observation which... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 73
1823
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 460 pages
...narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to obfervation and experience ; for that obfervation which is called knowledge of the world, will be found...more frequently to make men cunning than good. The purpofe of thefe writings is furely not only to fhow mankind, but to provide that they may be feen...
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...be drawn ; nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience ; for that observation which is called knowledge of...The purpose of these writings is surely not only to shew mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with less hazard ; to teach the means...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 196 pages
...drawn ; nor of .a narrative, that tlic train of events is agreeable to observation and experience ; for that observation which is called knowledge of...purpose of these writings is, surely, not only to shew mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with the less hazard ; to teach the means...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 188 pages
...be drawn ; nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience ; for that observation which is called knowledge of...purpose of these writings is, surely, not only to shew mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with the less hazard; to teach? the means...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 208 pages
...agreeable to observation and experience ; for that observation which is called knowledge of the \vorld, will be found much more frequently to make men cunning...purpose of these writings is, surely, not only to shew mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with the less hazard; to teach the means...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...be drawn ; nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience, for that observation which is called knowledge of...The purpose of these writings is surely not only to shew mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with less hazard ; to teach the means...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806 - 348 pages
...; nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience, forthat observation which is called knowledge of the world...The purpose of these writings is surely not only to shew mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with less hazard ; to teach the means...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 352 pages
...be drawn ; nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience, for that observation which is called knowledge of...The purpose of these writings is surely not only to shew mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with less hazard; to teach the means of...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 1

1810 - 464 pages
...drawn : nor of a narrative, that i the tram of events is agreeable to observation and experience ; for that observation which is called knowledge of...; to teach the means of avoiding the snares which are laid by TREACHERY for INNOCENCE, without infusing any wish for that superiority with •which the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 462 pages
...: nor of a narrative, that c 4 the the train of events is agreeable to observation and experience ; for that observation which is called knowledge of...; to teach the means of avoiding the snares which are laid by TREACHERY for INNOCENCE, without infusing any wish for that superiority M'ith which the...
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