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" I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. For not only every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers in the same condition with himself, to whom his mistakes... "
The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby]. - Page ix
by Samuel Johnson - 1825
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803
...passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. For not only every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers...possibility of good or ill but is common to human kind. A great part of the time of those who are placed at the greatest distance by fortune, or by temper,...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers in the same condition with himself, te whom his mistakes and miscarriages, escapes and expedients,...possibility of good or ill but is common to human kind. Rambler, vol. i, p. 37. The necessity of complying with times, and of sparing persons, is the great...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson

1806
...of the world, great numbers in the same condition with himself to whom his mistakes and miscarrages, escapes and expedients, would be of immediate and...possibility of good or ill, but is common to human kind. A great part of the time of those who are placed at the greatest distance by fortune, or by temper,...
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The British Essayists;: Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...there is such an uniformity in the state of man, considered apart from adventitious and sej arable decorations and disguises, that there is scarce any...possibility of good or ill, but is common to human kind. A great part of the time of those who are placed at the greatest distance by fortune, or by temper,...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...mighty mass of the world, great numbers in the same, condition with himself, to whom his mistakes andj miscarriages, escapes and expedients, would be of...possibility of good or ill, but is common to human kind. A great part of the time of those who are placed at the greatest distances by fortune, or by temper,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...the world, great numbers in the same condition with himself, to whom his mistakes and miscarriages, miscarriages, escapes and expedients, would be of...possibility of good or ill, but is common to human kind. A great part of the time of those who are placed at the greatest distances by fortune, or by temper,...
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The Christian's Magazine, Volume 3

Theology - 1810
...considered apart from adventitious and separable decorations and disguises, VOL. IH.— No. VI. 2 R that there is scarce any possibility of good or ill, but is common to human kind. We are all deceived by the same fallacies, all animated by hope, obstructed by danger, entangled by...
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The Christian's Magazine: Designed to Promote the Knowledge and ..., Volume 3

John Mitchell Mason - Theology - 1810
...considered apart from adventitious and separable decorations and disguises, VOL. III.— No. VI. 2 R that there is scarce any possibility of good or ill, but is common to human kind. We are all deceived by the same fallacies, all animated by hope, obstructed by danger, entangled by...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. For, not only every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers...possibility of good or ill, but is common to human kind. A great part of the time of those who are placed at the greatest distances by fortune, or by temper,...
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Works, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. For, not only every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers...possibility of good or ill, but is, common to human kind. A great part of the time of those who are placed at the greatest distances by fortune, or by temper,...
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