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" Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another, the most general, I believe, is habit and custom : custom makes, in a certain sense, white black, and black white ; it is custom alone determines our preference of the colour of... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 66
1823
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Essays on the Picturesque: As Compared with the Sublime and the ..., Volume 3

Sir Uvedale Price - 1810 - 420 pages
...such? narrow rules. The most general reason of preference is custom, which, in a certain $cnse,ina.kes white black, and black white ; it! is custom alone,...for the same reason prefer their own colour to ours. This he illustrates in a very ingenious manner, by sa}ring, that if one of their painters were to paint...
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A letter to Uvedale Price, Esq., [by] H. Repton, A letter to H. Repton, Esq ...

Sir Uvedale Price - 1810 - 426 pages
...such' narrow rules. The most general reason of preference is custom, which, in a'certain $en$e,make» white black, and black white : it is custom alone,...for the same reason prefer their own colour to ours. This he illustrates in a very ingenious manner, by saying, that if one of their painters Avere to paint...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 15

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810 - 814 pages
...is habit and cuftom : cuftom makes, in a certain fenfe, white black, and black white ; it is cuftom alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the /Ethiopians ; and they, for the fame rcafor!, prefer their own colour to ours I fuppofc nobody \vill doubt, if one of their painters...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...suppose nobody will doubt, if one of their painters were to paint the goddess of beauty, but that he would represent her black, with thick lips, flat nose,...
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Works, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 386 pages
...Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one pact of her works to another, the most general, I believe,...our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the jfcthiopians, and they, for the same reason, prefer their own colour to ours. 1 suppose nobody will...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 488 pages
...not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of networks to another, the most general, I believe, is habit...suppose nobody will doubt, if one of their painters were to paint the goddess of beauty, but that he would represent her black, with thick lips, flat nose,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1818 - 420 pages
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...the Europeans to the ^Ethiopians ; and they, for the wutie reason, prefer their own colour to ours. I suppose nobody will doubt, if one of their painters...
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The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Kt. Late President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1819 - 446 pages
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...reason, prefer their own colour to ours. I suppose no body will doubt, if one of their Painters were to paint the Goddess of Beauty, but that he would...
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The literary works [&c.]. In which is included a memoir by J ..., Volume 1

sir Joshua Reynolds - 1819 - 440 pages
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...reason, prefer their own colour to ours. I suppose no body will doubt, if one of their Painters were to paint the Goddess of Beauty, but that he would...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 428 pages
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...suppose nobody will doubt, if one of their painters were to paint the goddess of beauty, but that he would represent her black, with thick lips, flat nose,...
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