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" I may define it to be that faculty of the soul which discerns the beauties of an author with pleasure and the imperfections with dislike. "
The British Essayists;: Observer - Page 110
by Alexander Chalmers - 1807
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The Observer: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar ..., Volume 3

Richard Cumberland - Conduct of life - 1786
...imperfeflions •with diftike. This definition may very properly apply to the faculty which we exercife in judging and deciding upon the works of others ; but how does it apply. to the faculty exercifed by thofe who produced thofe works ? How does it ferve <•-- to THE OBSERVER. N S4i to...
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Select British Classics, Volume 16

English literature - 1803
...writing, and shewn the propriety of the metaphor which is used on this occasion, I think I may define it to be ' that faculty of the soul, 'which discerns the beauties of an author with plea' sure, and the imperfections with dislike.' If a man would know whether he is possessed of this...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1803
...definition, which I before observed, applies only to an acquired taste : He had the ' faculty of discerning the beauties of an author with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike : He had also the faculty of imitating what he discerned; so that I cannot verify what I have advanced...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...writing, and shewn the propriety of the metaphor which is used on this occasion, I think I may define it to be that faculty of the soul, which discerns...with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike. If a man would know whether he is possessed of this faculty, I would have him read over the celebrated...
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Extracts from the Diary of a Lover of Literature

Thomas Green - Literature - 1810 - 241 pages
...omission of the 410th., ending with the 42lst. In the first and preparatory Paper, he defines Taste, " that faculty of the soul, which discerns the beauties of an author with pleasure, and his imperfections with dislike." He then proceeds to consider at large the Pleasures of Imagination...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1811
...shewn the propriety of the metaphor which is used on this occasion, I think I may define it to be c that faculty of the soul, which discerns the beauties...with pleasure and the imperfections with dislike.' If a man would know whether he is possessed of this faculty, I would have him read over the celebrated...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by L.T. Berguer

British essayists - 1823
...whom they were borrowed. priety of the metaphor which is used on this occasion, I think I may define it to be ' that faculty of the soul, which discerns...with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike.' If a man would know whether he is possessed of this faculty, I would have him read over the celebrated...
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The British Essayists: The Observer

James Ferguson - English periodicals - 1823
...propose to treat of it in its intellectual construction only, and in this sense Mr. Addison defines it to be that faculty of the soul which discerns the...with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike. Agreeably to this, we may observe in all literary and enlightened nations, their earliest authors and...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - Fiction - 1823
...writing, and shown the propriety of the metaphor which is used on this occasion, I think I may define it to be ' that faculty of the soul, which discerns...with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike.' If a man would know whether he is possessed of this faculty, I would have him read over the celebrated...
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Observer

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...definition, which I before observed applies only to an acquired taste: he had the ' faculty of discerning the beauties of an author with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike :' he had also the faculty of imitating what he discerned; so that I cannot verify what I have advanced...
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