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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 British Essayists: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, Volume 27

Alexander Chalmers - 1856 - 422 pages
...nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. i Among the various reasons why we prefer one part j of her works to another the most general, I believe,...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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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 432 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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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 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 Discourses

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1887 - 330 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 be would represent her black, with thick lips, Hat nose,...
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The Discourses

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1887 - 332 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 744 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,...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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 754 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,...it is custom alone determines our preference of the colorw of the Europeans to the Ethiopians, and they, for the same reason, prefer their own color to...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 752 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,...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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 744 pages
...the great mother of nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasonswhy we prefer one part of her works to another, the most...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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Culture in Eighteenth-Century England: A Subject for Taste

Jeremy Black - 2007 - 314 pages
...seen, for example, in Joshua Reynolds's essay on beauty in the 10 November 1759 issue of the the Idler. It is custom alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the Aethiopians, and they, for the same reason, prefer their own colour to ours. I suppose no body will...
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