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" He was prone to superstition, but not to credulity. Though his imagination might incline him to a belief of the marvellous and the mysterious, his vigorous reason examined the evidence with jealousy. "
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 7
by James Boswell - 1786 - 442 pages
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 60

Tobias Smollett - 1785
...thought it neceffary or proper, he frequently indulged himfelf in pleafantry and fpprtive falli&s. He was prone to fuperftition, but not to credulity....incline him to a belief of the marvellous, and the myfterioaj, his vigorous reaion examined the evidence with jeaJouSy. He had a loud voice, and a flow...
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The Political Magazine and Parliamentary, Naval, Military, and ..., Volume 10

1785
...nectlfary or proper, he frccuca;Iy mduiecd himlclf in pleafantry ;<nd Ipottive tallies. He wa' p'One to fuperftition, but not to credulity. Though his...incline him to a belief of the marvellous, and the myftenous, his vigorous reafon examined tks evidence with jeaioufy. He had a loud voice, and a flow...
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 47

1785
...proptr, he frequently indulged himfelf in pleafantry and fportive failles. He was prone to fupcrftition, but not to credulity. Though his imagination might...to a belief of the marvellous and the myfterious, hie vigorous reafon examined the evidence with jealoufy. He had a loud »oice, and a flow deliberate...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...proper, he frequently indulged himself in pleasantry and sportive sallies. He was prone to superstition, but not to credulity. Though his imagination might incline him to a belief of the marvellous and the mysterious, his vigorous reason examined the evidence with jealousy. He had a loud voice, and a slow...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 8

1791
...whole courfe of thinking : yet though grave and awful in his deportment, when he thought it neceflary or proper, he frequently indulged himfelf in pleafantry...might incline him to a belief of the marvellous and myfterious, his vigorous reafon examined the evidence with jealoufy. He had a loud voice, and a flow,...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1792
...manners, and in difplays of argument and Ăíč) in his talk. He was proneto fuperítition, but Dot to credulity. Though his imagination might incline...vigorous reafon examined the evidence with jealoufy. He was a fincere and zealous Chiiuiasi, of high church of England and monarchical principle;« which ha...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 8

1792
...only in his manners, and in difplays of argument and fancy in bis talk. He was prone to fuperllition, but not to credulity. Though his imagination might incline him to a belief of the marvellous and the myitenous, his vigorous reafon examined the evidence with jealoufy. He was a iincere and zealous Chriflian,...
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Annual Register, Volume 27

1800
...thought it nec\lîary or proper, — he frequently indulged himftrlf in pleafantry and fportive Tallies. He was prone to fuperftition, but not to credulity....Though his imagination might incline him to a belief of thé marvel, lous, and the myfterious, his vigorous reafon examined the eridence with jealoufy. He...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 2

...indulged himfelf in plcafantry andfportive fallies. He was prone to fuperftitfon, but not to t-redulity. Though his imagination might incline him to a belief of the marvellous and the myflerious, hie vigorous reafon examined the evidence withjealoufy. He had a loud voice, and llow deliberate...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...inherent vicida- lii is a powerful preservative of the human frame. " He was prone to superstition, but not to credulity. Though his imagination might...incline him to a. belief of the marvellous and the mysterious, his vigorous reason examined the evidence with jealousy He was a sincere and zealous Christian,...
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