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" To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination out upon the wing, is often the sport of those who delight too much in silent speculation. "
A History of English Prose Fiction from Sir Thomas Malory to George Eliot - Page 235
by Bayard Tuckerman - 1882 - 331 pages
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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 135 pages
...not pronounced madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech or action. "To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination...speculation. When we are alone we are not always busy - f the labour of excogitation is too violent to last long; the ardour of inquky will sometimes give...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...pronounced madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences Speech or action. " To indulge the power of fiction, and send, imagination...violent to last long ; the ardour of inquiry will sonjetimes give way to idleness or satiety. He who has nothing external that can divert him, must find...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1808 - 403 pages
...notions do not sometimes tyrannize. " To indulge the power of fiction," says a celebrated writer, f< and send imagination out upon the wing, is often the...inquiry will sometimes give way to idleness or satiety. lie who has nothing external that can divert him, must find pleasure in his own thoughts, and must...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - 1809
...not pronounced madnos but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech or action. " To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination...the labour of excogitation is too violent to last lng; the ardour of inquiry will sometimes give way to idleness or satiety. He who has nothing external...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...pronounced, madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech or action. " To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination...inquiry will sometimes give way to idleness or satiety. lie who has nothing external that can divert him, must find pleasure in his own thoughts, and must...
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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 184 pages
...pronounced madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech or aftion. " To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination...speculation. When we are alone we are not always busy ; the labor of excogitation is too violent to last long ; the ardor of inquiry will sometimes give way to...
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Works, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...pronounced madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech or action. " To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination...violent to last long ; the ardour of inquiry will someumes give way to idleness or satiety. He who has nothing external that can divert him must find...
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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 179 pages
...pronounced madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech or action. " To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination...is too violent to last long; the ardour of inquiry wilt sometimes give -way to idleness or satiety. He who has nothing external that can diVbl'i. him,...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1813 - 392 pages
...When we are aloue, we are nnt always husyi the lahour of excngitatinn is too vinlent to last Iongi the ardour of inquiry will sometimes give way to idleness or satiety. He who has nnthing external that cim divert him. must find pleasure in his own thouchts, and must conceive himself...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1815 - 264 pages
...pronounced madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech or action. -" To indulge the power of fiction, and send imagination...out upon the wing, is often the sport of those who del'vgVu too much in silent speculation. When we are alone we are not always busy ; the labour o£...
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