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" If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account; or why it may not be as safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a ' mirror which shows all that presents itself without discrimination. "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 75
1823
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The Rambler, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English essays - 1750
...paffion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account ; or why it may not be as •fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which fhows all that prefents itfelf...
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1752
...paffion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufiy Uefcribed, I cannot fee of what ufc it can be to read the account ; or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which fhows all thatprefents jtfelf...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785
...defcribed, I cirnot fee of what ule it can be to read the account; or why it гаяу not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirror, which (hews all that prelims itfelf without difcriminction. It is therefore not a fnfficient vindication...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...paflion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifeuoufly deferibed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as C 4 upon 24 THE RAMBLE R. N° 4. upon a mirrour wliich...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...paflion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as C 4 upon upon a mirrour which fhows all that prefents...
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A Full Inquiry Into the Subject of Suicide: To which are Added (as Being ...

Charles Moore - Dueling - 1790 - 405 pages
...paffion or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account ; or why it may not be as fafe to turn ths eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror, which ihows all that prefe.its itfelf...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...paffio^ or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour which fhows all that prefents itfelf...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 13, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...great cvitic a!ready quoted) of what ufe it tan be to read the account ” or \vhy it may not be as fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which fliows all that prefents itfelf without difcrirr.iuation. It is therefore not a fufficier.t vindication...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 4

1798
...require pointing out. " If the world be promilcuoufly defcribed (fays my author) I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account, or why it may not be as lafe to turn rhe eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror, which impartially (hows all that prefents...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...paffion, or deformed by wickednefs. If the world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot fee of what ufe it can be to read the account : or why it may not be as lafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour which fhews all that prefents itfelf...
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