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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.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 702 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 most general, 1 believe, is habit and custom ; custom makes, in a certain sense, white black, and black white; itis...
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Elements of Intellectual Philosophy: Designed as a Textbook

Thomas Cogswell Upham - 1827 - 512 pages
...consequence of being worn by the great. So that the remark of Sir Joshua Reynolds has some foundation, that custom makes, in a certain sense, white black, and black white. "It is custom alone, (says he,) determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the Ethiopians, and they, for...
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Elements of Intellectual Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book

Thomas Cogswell Upham - 1828 - 584 pages
...It is custom alone, (says he,) determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to that of the Ethiopians, and they, for the same reason, prefer their own colour to ours. I suppose no bo¬ęty will doubt, if one of their painters were to paint the goddess of beauty, but that he would...
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Objections to Phrenology: Being the Substance of a Series of Papers ...

David Drummond - 1829 - 230 pages
...then deny, and no would affirm." '""' " Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of nature's works " to another, the most general, I believe, is...our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the " iEthiopeans, and they, for the same reason, prefer their own colour " to ours. I suppose no body...
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The literary works of sir Joshua Reynolds. To which is prefixed a ..., Volume 2

sir Joshua Reynolds - 1835 - 536 pages
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various K 3 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 of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1835 - 514 pages
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various K 3 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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Beauty; Illustrated Chiefly by an Analysis and Classification of Beauty in ...

Alexander Walker - 1836 - 528 pages
...most beautiful." " Among the various reasons," says Reynolds, " why we prefer one part of nature's works to another, the most general, I believe, is...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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Beauty: Illustrated Chiefly by an Analysis and Classification of Beauty in Woman

Alexander Walker - 1840 - 434 pages
...most beautiful." " Among the various reasons," says Reynolds, " why we prefer one part of nature's works to another, the most general, I believe, is...it is custom alone determines our preference of the color of the Europeans to the Ethiopians, and they, for the same reason, prefer their own color to...
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The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds,: ... To which is ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1846 - 506 pages
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various K 3 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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Beauty: Illustrated Chiefly by an Analysis and Classification of Beauty in Women

Alexander Walker - 1846 - 528 pages
...most beautiful." " Among the various reasons," says Reynolds, " why we prefer one part of nature's works to another, the most general, I believe, is...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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