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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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The Essays of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 432 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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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 562 pages
...engaged in the like part. 25 For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...But if the power of example is so great as to take 30 possession of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention...
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 562 pages
...with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is so great as to take 30 possession of the 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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History of the Word "novel," Including Such Related Words as "romance" and ...

Louise Carew - 1926 - 252 pages
...Jones, he expressed the hope that "these f ami liar"" hiatorlea ray perhaps be nade of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with aore efficacy than axioms and definitions. (fturphy: The vorka of Samuel Johnson: Vol. Ill, Rambler,...
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Literary Criticism: Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - 1962 - 676 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 Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

Marshall McLuhan - 1962 - 306 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...virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. Quite parallel with this extension of the book page into the form of a talking picture of ordinary...
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Essays from the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1968 - 400 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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Jane Austen: Bicentenary Essays

John Halperin - 1975 - 352 pages
...to fear, and ignorance what to detest: These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions, (in, pp. 21-2) The purpose of these writings is surely not only to show mankind, but to provide that...
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Neo-Classical Dramatic Criticism 1560-1770

Thora Burnley Jones, Bernard De Bear Nicol - 1976 - 200 pages
...introductions into life'. Shades of Castelvetro and JC Scaliger! 'Such novels,' he continues, ' may convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms or definitions '. Their authors, while imitating nature, must select from nature those individuals...
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A Grammar of the English Language: The 1818 New York First Edition Wih ...

William Cobbett - 1983 - 185 pages
...correspondent faults, and therefore, to exhibit either apart is to deviate from probability."— R. No. 4. "But, if the power of example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained, the best examples only should be exhibited;...
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