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" ... while it is supported by either parts or spirit, it will be seldom heartily abhorred. The Roman tyrant was content to be hated, if he was but feared; and there are thousands of the readers of romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 75
1823
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 462 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...; that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy. J No. 5. TUESDAY, APRILS, 1750. /•./ mmc omnis ager, nunc omnu parturit arbos, JVunc frondent ..,/,-,/,...
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The Life of John Moore, M.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1820 - 84 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is, therefore, to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy." * In the story of Edward, the opinion of this excellent writer concerning the morality of fictitious...
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The life of John Moore, M. D. A view of society and manners in France ...

John Moore, Robert Anderson - 1820 - 450 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is, therefore, to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy." *. • Rambler, No. 4, , '' i In the story of Edward, the opinion 'of this excellent writer concerning...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 462 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy*. * This excellent paper was occasioned by the popularity of Roderick Random, and Tom Jones, which appeared...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 472 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding, and the only solid basis of greatNo. 4. THE RAMBLER. 27 ness ; and that vice is the natural conseqnence of narrow thoughts; that...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 468 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding, and the only solid basis of greatNo. 4. THE RAMBLER. 27 ness ; and that vice is the natural consequence of narrow thoughts ; that...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823 - 472 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...; that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy *. NUMB. 5. TUESDAY, April 3, 1750. • Et nunc omnis ager, nunc omnis parturit arbes, Nunc frondent...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 15-16

British essayists - 1823 - 748 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked, if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...; that it begins in mistake and ends in ignominy. No. 5. TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1750. Et nunc omnis ager, mine omnis parturit arbas, Nimcfrandent silva, nuncformosimmus...
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The British Essayists: Rambler

James Ferguson - 1823
...romances willing to be thought wicked if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated that virtue is the highest proof of understanding,...; that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy. No. 5. TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1750. Et mme miniix ager, nunc omnis parturit arbas, Nuncfrondent v'.'tvr,...
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The Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles-lettres, Fine Arts ..., Volumes 2-7

1832 - 696 pages
...romances willing to be thought wicked if they may be allowed to be wits. It is therefore to be steadily inculcated, that virtue is the highest proof of understanding...that it begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy."* But, returning to the author before us, we must certainly admit that he excels in force of delineation...
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