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" For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is so great... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 73
1823
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English essays - 1809
...engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...engaged in the like part, For For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 15

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...— " Thefe familiar hiftories may perhaps be made of greater ule than the Solemnities of profefled morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue...axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is fo great, as to take poflefikm of the me» raory by a kind of violence, and produce effefts almoil...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...engaged in the like part. For this reason, these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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Works, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...engaged in the like part. ' For this reason, these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and defini-, lions. But if the power of example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories' may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...engaged in the like part. For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken, that, when the choice is unrestrained,...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 16

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...writing : " Thefe familiar hiftoriei may perhaps be of greater ufe than the folemmties of profeffed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue...axioms and definitions. But if the power of example is fo great as to take poflelfion of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almotl without...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 79

England - 1856
...admirable : " History, which draws a portrait of living manners, may perhaps oe made of greater vie than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitwns." Which being applied to the present ease, may be interpreted to signify that the life of...
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