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" The good and evil of Eternity are too ponderous for the wings of wit; the mind sinks under them in passive helplessness, content with calm belief and humble adoration. "
The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year - Page 429
1799
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1779
...poetical pleafure muft be fuch as human imagination can at leaft conceive, and poetical terrour fuch as human ftrength and fortitude may combat. The good...for the wings of wit; the mind finks un.der them in paffive helplcfihcfs, content'o 4 . -with with calm belief and humble adoration. Known truths, however,...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1779
...poetical pleafure mud be fuch as human imagination can at lead conceive, and poetical terrour fuch as human ftrength and fortitude may combat. The good...for the wings of wit ; the mind finks under them in paffive helpleffnefs, content with calm belief and humble adoration.' Concerning Butler very little...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1779
...muft be fuch as human -imagination can at leaft conceive, and poetical terrour fuch as human flrength and fortitude may combat. The good and evil of Eternity...for the wings of wit; the mind finks under them in paffive helplcflhefs, content o 4 with 200 MILTON, with calm belief and humble adoration. Known truths,...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...poetical pleafure mutt be fuch as human imagination can at leait conceive, and poetical terror fuch as human ftrength and fortitude may combat. The good...for the wings of wit ; the mind finks under them in pallive helpleflnefs, contentwith calm belief and humble adoration. Known truths, however, may take...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...poetical pleafurc muft be fuch as human imagination can at leaft conceive, and poetical terrour fuch as human ftrength and fortitude may. combat. The good...for the wings of wit ; the mind finks under them in paflive helplefihefs, content with calm, belief and humble adoration. Known truths, however, may take...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...poetical pleafure muft be fuch as human imagination can at leaft conceive, and poetical terrour fuch as human ftrength and fortitude may combat. The good...are too ponderous^ for the wings of wit ; the mind links under them in pafuve helplefsnefs, content with calm belief and humble adoration. Known truths,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...poetical terrour fuch as human ftrcngth and fortitude may combat. The good and evil of Eternity arc too ponderous for the wings of wit ; the mind finks under them in paffive paflive helplefsnefs, content with calm belief and humble adoration. Known truths, however,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...muft be fuch as human imagination can at lead conceive ; and poetical terrours fuch as human flrength and fortitude may combat. The good and evil of Eternity...for the wings of wit ; the mind finks under them in paffive helpleffnefs, content with calm belief and humble adoration. Known truths, however, may take...
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A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps, Volume 4

Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan - Natural theology - 1794
...and superfluous. We shall now, therefore, consider it in another point of view : recollecting, that the good and evil of eternity are too ponderous for the wings of wit, and that it would be wise for free-thinkers themselves, were they to be morally content with calm belief,...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...poetical pleafure muft be fuch as human imagination can at leaft conceive, and poetical terrour fuch as human ftrength and fortitude may combat. The good...for the wings of wit ; the mind finks under them in paflive helpleflhefs, content with calm belief and humble adoration. Known truths, however, may take...
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