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" He who has nothing external that can divert him must find pleasure in his own thoughts, and must conceive himself what he is not ; for who is pleased with what he is? He then expatiates in boundless futurity, and culls from all imaginable conditions that... "
Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of the Rambler ... - Page 368
by Nathan Drake - 1809
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale : in Two Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1759 - 165 pages
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he mould moft defire, amufes his defires with impoffible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riots in delights which nature and fortune,...
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The prince of Abissinia [by S. Johnson].

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he Ihould moft defire, amufes his defines with impoflible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riots in delights, which nature and fortune,...
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. The vision of Theodore. The ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he fliould moft defire, amufes his defires with impoffible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riors in delights, which nature and fortune,...
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. The vision of Theodore. The ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he fhould moft defire, amufes his defires with impoffible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riots in delights, which nature and fortune,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Tales and visions: The history of ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he fhould moft defire, amufes his defires with impoflible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to icene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riots in delights, which nature and fortune,...
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The Novelist's Magazine, Volume 23

English fiction - 1788
...upon his priJe unattainable ' dominion. The mind dances from ' fcene tolcene, unites all pleafiires in all ' combinations, and riots in delights, ' which...nature and fortune, with all ' their bounty, cannot bellow. ' In time, fnme particular train of ' ideas fixes the attention, all other in• telUch;al...
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1790 - 304 pages
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he fhould moft defire, amufes his defires with impoffible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riots in delights, which nature and fortune,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: A dissertation upon the Greek comedy ...

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he fhould moft defire, amufes his defires with impofiible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riots in delights, which nature and fortune,...
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Solitude. Or the Effect of Occasional Retirement on the Mind, the ..., Volume 2

Johann Georg Zimmermann - Solitude - 1799
...conditions that which for the prefent moment he fhould moft defire, amufes his defires with impoffible enjoyments, and confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcene, unites all pleafures in all combinations, riots in delights which nature and fortune,...
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Dissertation on Greek comedy fr. Brumoy. Observations on Macbeth. Adventurer ...

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...confers upon his pride unattainable dominion. The mind dances from fcene to fcenc, unites all pleafures in all combinations, and riots in delights, which nature and fortune, with all their bounty, cannot beftow. . " In time, tome particular train of ideas fixes the attention, all other intellectual gratifications...
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