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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 Beauties of Johnson: Choice Selections from His Works

Samuel Johnson - 1851 - 160 pages
...familiar histories, which draw the portraits of living manners, 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 Beauties of Sterne: Choice Selections from His Works

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1853 - 160 pages
...familiar histories, which draw the portraits of living manners, 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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Passages from the diary of a late physician

Samuel Warren - 1854
...been present to the writer's mind : " These fj<Tni1ia.r histories may perhaps be made of greater use, than the solemnities of professed Morality ; and convey...with more efficacy, than axioms and definitions." Possibly few of his readers have had ampler opportunities than the author of this work, of watching...
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The Legal Observer, and Solicitors' Journal, Volume 47

Law - 1854
...mind the words of Dr. Johnson, who says, "These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality ; and convey...Virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions." Mr. Warren also bears testimony, as the result of the ample opportunities he has had of gravely and...
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Memoirs of James Gordon Bennett and His Times

Isaac Clarke Pray - Electronic book - 1855 - 488 pages
...BY THE AUTHOR. HISTORY WHICH DRAWS A PORTRAIT OF LIVING MANNERS, MAY PERHAPS BE MADE OP GREATER USE THAN THE SOLEMNITIES OF PROFESSED MORALITY, AND CONVEY...VIRTUE WITH MORE EFFICACY THAN AXIOMS AND DEFINITIONS. SAMUEL JOH.\SON. INTRODUCTION. THB histories of individuals and of nations would not be what they are,...
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Memoirs of James Gordon Bennett and His Times

Isaac Clarke Pray - Electronic book - 1855 - 488 pages
...BY THE AUTHOR. HISTORY WHICH DRAWS A PORTRAIT OF LIVING MANNERS, MAY PERHAPS BE MADE OF GREATER USE THAN THE SOLEMNITIES OF PROFESSED MORALITY, AND CONVEY THE KNOWLEDGE OF VICE AND VIRTUE WITH MOKE EFFICACY THAN AXIOMS AND DEFINITIONS. SAMUEL JOHNSON. INTRODUCTION. THE histories of individuals...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 79

Scotland - 1856
...admirable: " History, which draws a portrait of lining manners, may perhaps be made of greater vie than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions." Which being applied to the present case, may be interpreted to signify that the life of a notorious...
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Hints to Thinkers; or, Lectures for the times

William Edward Baxter - Books and reading - 1860 - 251 pages
...opinion of the author of " Rasselas :" — " These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey...virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions." Of similar purport is a remark made by Sir E. Bulwer Lytton : — " Some works instruct through the...
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Passages from the diary of a late physician (by S. Warner). (Orig. publ. in ...

Samuel Warren - 1864
...ever heen present to the writer's mind : " These familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed Morality ; and convey...with more efficacy, than axioms and definitions." Possibly few of his readers have had ampler opportunities than the Author of this work, of watching...
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How to Get on in the World: As Demonstrated by the Life and Language of ...

Robert Waters - English language - 1883 - 557 pages
...correspondent faults, and therefore to exhibit either apart is to deviate from probability."— R. No. 4. "But if the power of example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, care ought to be taken that, when the choice is unrestrained, the best examples only should be exhibited;...
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