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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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 430 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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 582 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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Idler

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...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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The British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical ..., Volumes 33-34

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823 - 688 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 612 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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The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, First President of the ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1824 - 324 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...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1824 - 544 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,...white black, and black white ; it is custom alone determinesour preference of the colour of the Europeans to the ^Ethiopians; and they, for the same...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 510 pages
...to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another, thf most general, I believe, is habit and custom ; custom...suppose nobody will doubt if one of their painters was 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 [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 488 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,...makes, in a certain sense, white black, and black wbite ; it is custom alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the ^Ethiopians...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: The Adventurer and Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 482 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,...general, I believe, is habit and custom ; custom makes, iu a certain sense, white black, and black white ; it is custom alone determines our preference of...
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