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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 75
1823
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1752
...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...more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the powar of example is fo great, as to take pofleffion of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce...
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The Rambler: In Four Volumes, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English essays - 1784
...reafon thefe familiar hiftories may perhaps be made of greater ufe than the folemnities of profefied morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axicJms and definitions. But if the power of example is fo great, as to take pofleffion of the memory...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785
...familiar hiftorie» may perhaps be made of ^renter ufe than the folcmnities of profeiled n-J5rality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more...axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is fo great as to take poflèfRon of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effccb almoil without...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...reafon thefe familiar hiftories may perhaps be made of greater ufe than the folemnities of profeffed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue...axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is fo great, as to take pofleflion of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almoft without...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...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 pofleffion of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almoft without...
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A Full Inquiry Into the Subject of Suicide: To which are Added (as Being ...

Charles Moore - Dueling - 1790 - 405 pages
...reafon thofe familiar hiftorics 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" be'fo great, as to take pofleffion of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almoft...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...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 effects almoft without...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 463 pages
...reafon, thd'<- familiar hiftories may perhaps be made of greater ufe than the fclemnities of profefled morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and d finkions. But if the power of example is fo great as to take poflciTion of the memory by a kind of...
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The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the ..., Volume 20

Sir John Sinclair - Scotland - 1798
...portrait " of living manners, may perhaps be made of greater ufe " than the folemnities of profefled morality, and convey " the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than " axioms and definitions *. Banff has been for feveral years the general refidence and occafional refort of many genteel, opulent,...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others].

1801
...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 pofleffion of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effefls almoft without...
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