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" To select a singular event, and swell it to a giant's bulk by fabulous appendages of spectres and predictions, has little difficulty ; for he that forsakes the probable may always find the marvellous. And it has little use ; we are affected only as we... "
The Monthly anthology, and Boston review - Page 95
1809
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...difficulty, for he that forfakes. the probable may always find the marvellous. And it has little ufe> we are affected only as we believe ; we are improved only as we find fomething to be imitated or declined. I do not fee that The Bard promotes any truth, moral or political....
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...difficulty, for he that forfakes the probable may always find the marvellous. And it has little ufe; we are affected only as we believe ; we are improved only as we find fbmethmg to be imitated or declined. I do not fee that The Bard promotes any truth, moral or political....
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...difficulty, for he that forfakes the probable may always -find the marvellous ; and it has little ufe, we are affected only as we believe; we are improved only as we find fomething to be imitated or declined.. Ldo not fee that The Bard promotes any truth, moral or political....
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...difficulty-, for he that forfakes the probable may always find the marvellous. And it has little ufe;.we . are affected only as we believe ; we are improved only as we find fomething to be imitated or declined. I do not fee that TTseBard promotes any truth, moral or political,...
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The Monthly Review; or, Litereary Journal: From January to June, inclusive.

Several Hands - 1782
...difficulty, for he that forfakes the probable may always find the marvellous ; and it hat little ufe, we are affected only as we believe ; we are improved only as we find fomething to be be imitated or declined. I со not fee that Tbr Bard promotes any truth, moral or...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...difficulty ; for he that forfakes the probable may always find the marvellous. And it has little ufe ; we are affected only as we believe ; we are improved only as we find fomething to be imitated or declined. I do not fee that The Bard promotes any truth, moral or political....
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...difficulty; for he that forfakes the probable may always find the marvellous. And it has little ufe ; we are affected only as we believe; we are improved only as we find fomething to be imitated or declined. I do not fee that The Bard promotes any truth, moral or political....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...difficulty ; for he that forfakes the probable may always find the marvellous. And it has little ufe ; \ve are affected only as we believe ; we are improved only as we find fomething to be imitated or declined. I do not fee that The Bard promotes any truth, moral or political....
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...Romans credible; but its revival disgusts us with apparent and unconqu.rabie falsehood. Incredulis odi. To select a singular event, and swell it to a giant's...predictions, has little difficulty; for he that forsakes tlie probable may always find the marvellous. And it fras little use f we ars arlected only as we balieve...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...Life of Savage, To select a singular event, and swell it to a giant-s bulk by fabulous appendages, has little difficulty ; for he that forsakes the probable,...only as we find something to be imitated or declined. Life of Gray. FASHION. FASHION. There are few enterprises so hopeless as coptests with the fashion,...
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