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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 75
1823
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: An essay on the life and genius of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...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...safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon I mirror which shows all that presents itself with, out discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...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...be as safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind ts upon mirror which shows all that presents itsell without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...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...safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon l ! mirror which shows all that presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...read the account : or why it may not be as safe to turn the eye immediately upon mankind as upon i mirror which shows all that presents itself without...discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient vindication of . character, that it is drawn as it appears; foi many characters ought never to be drawn ; no of a...
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The American Biblical Repository

Theology - 1843
...novelists. They are generally censured for drawing unnatural pictures of real life. It is not, however, a sufficient vindication of a character that it is drawn as it really exists ; for many characters ought never to be drawn. The conduct of some men is too gross to...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 1843
...novelists. They are generally censured for drawing unnatural pictures of real life. It is not, however, a sufficient vindication of a character that it is drawn as it really exists ; for many characters ought never to be drawn. The conduct of some men is too gross to...
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 pages
...discolored 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...upon mankind as upon a mirror which shows all that 15 presents itself without discrimination. It is therefore not a sufficient vindication of a character,...
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On Falling in Love: & Other Matters

Alfred Turner - English literature - 1916 - 253 pages
...to " The Rambler." In this same publication there is a paper dated 1750 written to show that it is not a sufficient vindication of a character that it is drawn as it appears ; for, contends the author of " Rasselas "— " many characters ought never to be drawn . . . and the purpose...
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A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950: Volume 1, The Later Eighteenth Century

René Wellek - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 368 pages
...standards. He recognizes that realism is not enough. "If the world be promiscuously described, I cannot see of what use it can be to read the account: or why...all that presents itself without discrimination." " His usual remedy is moral selection. But this moral selection is assumed to proceed to "general and...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...discolored 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...mirror which shows all that presents itself without discrimination.5 It is therefore not a sufficient vindication of a character that it is drawn as it...
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