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" To reform and not to chastise I am afraid is impossible, and that the best precepts, as well as the best laws, would prove of small use if there were no examples to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract, without touching persons, may be safe fighting... "
The Adviser: Or, The Moral and Literary Tribunal ... - Page 214
by John Bristed - 1803
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The Letters of Junius: Stat Nominis Umbra, Volume 1

Junius - 1804 - 466 pages
...vices in the abstract, with" out touching persons, may be safe fighting indeed, but it is fight" ing with shadows. My greatest comfort and encouragement...thing else, have appeared touched by my satires." Take courage, A'c.] The sentiment in this period is a fine one, naturally introduced, and well expressed....
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The Letters of Junius ...: With Notes and Illustrations ..., Volume 1

Junius - 1804
...the best precepts, as' well as the best laws, would prove of small use, if there were no example:; to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract,...My greatest comfort and encouragement to proceed, hasbeen to see, that those who have no shame, and no fear of any thing else, have appeared touched...
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The Letters of Junius: With Notes and Illustrations, Historical ..., Volume 1

Junius (pseud.) - 1804
...that the best precepts, as well as the best laws, would prove of small use, if -there were no examples to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract,...may be safe fighting indeed, but it is fighting with Hi:idows. My greatest comfort and encouragement tn proceed, hr.sbccn to s^c, that those who have no...
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The letters of Junius, Volume 1

Junius (pseud.) - 1806
...the best " precepts, as well as the best laws, would prove of small " use, if there were no examples to enforce them. To attack " vices in the abstract, without touching persons, may be safe " flKh ting, indued, but it is<fi?huuK with shadswj. My " uruntest comfort and encouragement to proceed...
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Letters of Junius: "Stat Nominis Umbra."

Junius (pseud.) - 1807 - 366 pages
...To attack. " vices in the abstract, withont touching per" sous, may lie safe fighting, indeed, bnt it is " fighting with shadows. My greatest comfort " and encouragement to proceed has heen to " see, that thoi-e who have no shame, and no " fear of any thing else, have appeared lunch"...
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The Letters of Junius

Junius - 1807 - 317 pages
...that the best precepts, as well as the best laws, would prove of small use, if there were no examples to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract, without touching persons, maybe safe fighting indeed, but it is fighting with shadows. Mv greatest comfort and encouragement...
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The Letters of Junius

Junius - 1809 - 340 pages
...the best precepts, as wi 11 " as the best laws, would prove of small use, if their were no " examples to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract "...is fighting with shadows. My greatest comfort and eil" couragcment to proceed has been to see, that those who have " no shame, and no fear of any tiling...
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Junius: Stat nominis umbra

Junius - 1810 - 380 pages
...that the best precepts, as well as the best laws, would prove of small. use, if there were no examples to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract,...thing else, have appeared touched by my satires." -119 the bed will not fit the sufferer, by disjointing or tearing the trembling limbs until they are...
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The Letters of Junius, Volume 1

Junius - 1810
...the best precepts, as well as the best " laws, would prove of small use, if there were no ex" amples to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract,...have no shame, and no fear of any thing else, have ap" peared touched by my satires." to me, or tenderness for yourself, has been very great. The public...
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Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer, Under Other Signatures, (now ...

Junius, John Mason Good - 1812
...that the best precepts, as well as the best laws, would prove of small use, if there were no examples to enforce them. To attack vices in the abstract,...touching persons, may be safe fighting indeed, but it if fighting with shadows. My greatest comfort and encouragement to proceed, has been to see that those...
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