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" For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is so great... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 73
1823
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 460 pages
...reafon thefe familiar hiftories may perhaps be made of greater ufe than the folemnities of profefled morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue...axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is fo great as to take poffeffion of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce eflects almoft without...
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and yirtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is so great as to...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...familiar histories which draw the'por* .traits of living manners, may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, an,d convey...and definitions. But if the power of example is so treat as to take possession of the memory by a ind of violence, and produce erffects almost without...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 13

1801 - 432 pages
...Monthly Visitor, FATAL EFFECTS OP SEDUCTION, A TALE. { Concluded from page 292. ) If the power of exsmple is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to he taken that, when the choice is unresirained,...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 190 pages
...application.' The next shall be from Johnson : ' These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 188 pages
...application.' The next shall be from Johnson i ' These familiar histories may. perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - 1805 - 208 pages
...The next thai! be from Johnson : ' , ' These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with mure efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power cf example is so great, as to take possession...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806 - 348 pages
...engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that when the' choice is unrestrained,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledges of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that when the 'choice is unrestrained,...
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The British Essayists;: Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 372 pages
...engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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