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" A man of a polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description, and often... "
Time's Telescope - Page 306
1830
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Essays on Rhetoric: Abridged Chiefly from Dr. Blair's Lectures on that Science

Hugh Blair - English language - 1784 - 237 pages
...greater fa" tisfaElion in the profpeft of fields and mea~ dows, than another does in the pojfeffion* It gives him, indeed, a kind of property 'in every thing he fees ; and makes the moji fv.de uncultivated parts of nature adminijler to his pleafures : So that...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1793
...greater fatisfaflion in the " proipeft of fields and meadows, than another " does in the poflellion. It gives him, indeed, a " kind of property in every thing he fees ; and " makes the moft rude, uncultivated parts of nar " ture adminifter to his pleafures : ib...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - English essays - 1803
...polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable...greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and VOL. VI. F meadows, than another does in the possession. It gives him, indeed, a kind of property in...
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetorick

Hugh Blair - English language - 1805 - 264 pages
...a greater fatisfacJion in the profpecj of fields and meadows, than another does in the poffefftttn. It gives him, indeed, a kind of property in every thing he fees ; and makes the mojl rude uncultivated farts of nature admintfler /? his pleafure : fo that he...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1807 - 384 pages
...pleasures that the vulgar, £sfc. " He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable com** panion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in...description ; and often feels a greater satisfaction in the pros" pect of fields and meadows, than another does in the posses*' sion. It gives him, indeed, a kind...
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - English language - 1808 - 312 pages
...so in the present instance. • ,. He can converse -with a picture, and find an agreeable campanion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in...prospect of fields and meadows, than another does in the possesfhn. It gives him, indeed, a kind of property in •very thing he sees ; and makes the most rude...
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The Spectator, Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in a statue. He meets with a secret i-efreshment in a description, and often feels a greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and...
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1810 - 379 pages
...polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving ; he can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in a statue. Spectator, No. 411. We shall find but few readers lay any considerable stress upon the word picture,...
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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English literature - 1811 - 358 pages
...vulgar are *' not capable of receiving," is much better than " pleasures that the vulgar," &c. " He can converse with a picture, and find an " agreeable...of " fields and meadows, than another does in the pos" session. It gives him, indeed, a kind of property " in every thing he sees ; and makes the most...
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An Abridgement of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - English language - 1813 - 276 pages
...seeret refreshment in a deseription ; and often 'feels a greater satisfaetion in the prospeet of t!el<ls and meadows, than another does in the possession. It gives him, indeed, a kind of properly in every thing he sees, and makes the most rude uneultivated parts of nature administer to...
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