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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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...train of event» is agreeable to observation and experience ; for that observation which is culled knowledge of the world, will be found much more frequently...show mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafler with less hazard ; to teach the means of avoiding the snares which are laid by Treachery...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...narrative, tliat me train of events is agree» ble to observation and experience ; for that ob scrvation which is called knowledge of the world, will be found...make men cunning than good. The purpose, of -these ч writings is surely not only to show mankind, but to provide that they may be seen hereafter with...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...drawn ; no of a narrative, that the train of events is agreea* ble 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 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846 - 622 pages
...narrative, that the train of events ia agree* ble to observation and experience ; for that ob servalion which is called knowledge of the world, will be found...; 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 Essays of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 432 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...hazard; 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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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 356 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...much more frequently to make men cunning than good. . . . Many writers, for the sake of following nature, so mingle good and bad qualities in their principal...
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 562 pages
...drawn: nor of a narrative, that the train of events is agreeable to observation and 20 experience; for that observation which is called knowledge of...provide that they may be seen hereafter with less haz- 25 ard; to teach the means of avoiding the snares which are laid by TREACHERY for INNOCENCE, without...
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Johnson the Essayist, His Opinions on Men, Morals and Manners: A Study

Octavius Francis Christie - 1924 - 296 pages
...375. « " On American Civilization," The Times, 12th July 1922. 6 Rambler, No. 4. V MORALISTS 75 ledge of the world, will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good." 1 A note, in the edition which I possess of Johnson's Works, states that " this excellent paper was...
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Sex Expression in Literature

Victor Francis Calverton - 1926 - 337 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...much more frequently to make men cunning than good." (Italics mine.) The deficiency of this criticism is not that it advocates selection, which is the basis...
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Literary Criticism: Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - 1962 - 676 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...hazard; 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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