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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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 Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...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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Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 15

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...world be promifcuoufly defcribed, I cannot perceive (fays the great critic already quoted) 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 mirror which ihows all that prefenis itfelf...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...discolored by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot s»e of what use it can be to read the account: or why...immediately upon mankind as upon a mirror, which shows al-1 that presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient vindication of a...
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Works, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...discolored by passion, or deformed by wickedness. If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot s»e of what use it can be to read the account: or why it may not be as safe to turn tho eye immediately upon mankind as upon a mirror, which shows all that presents itself without discrimination....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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 shews all thai presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 16

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...wicltednefs. " If the world be promifcuoufly dtfcribed (fays Johufon), I cannot perceive 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 mirror, which (hows all that prcfents itlelf...
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The Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1817
...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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...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 Christian Observer, Volume 16

Religion - 1818
...regulate their own practices. If the world b« (by novelists) 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 on mankind as upon a mirror which shews all that presents itself without discrimination. It is not...
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