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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 73
1823
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others].

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 fafe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour whieh fhews all that prefents itfelf...
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

English literature - 1803
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account ; or why...eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirror, which shews all that presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient vindication...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - Electronic book - 1805 - 174 pages
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account ; or why...eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which shews all that pre. tents itself without discrimination. ' It is therefore not a sufficient vindication...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - Electronic book - 1805 - 174 pages
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot :ee of what use it can be to read the account ; or why...eye immediately upon mankind, as upon a mirror which shews all that presents itself without discrimination. ' It is therefore not a sufficient vindication...
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Morality of Fiction: Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious ...

Hugh Murray - Electronic book - 1805 - 174 pages
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously deseribed, I cannot .• cc of what use it can be to read the account ; or why...as safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind, ai upon a mirror which shews all that presents itself without diserimination. * It is therefore not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously decribed, I cannot see of •what use it can be to read the account : or...to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour which shews all that presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously decribed, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account : or why...to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour which shews all that presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient...
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The British Essayists, Volume 19

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account; or why...It is therefore not a sufficient vindication of a cha.racier, that it is drawn as it appears, for many characters ought never to be drawn; nor of a narrative,...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English essays - 1809
...discoloured by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account: or why...to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirrour which shows all that presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient...
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 71

English literature - 1809
...by passion, or " deformed by wickedness. 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 imme" dialcly upon mankind, as upon a '* mirror, which shews all that pre" sents itself without discrimination....
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