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" His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful to please than to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his writings indeed... "
The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr., embracing a ... - Page xxxiii
by William Shakespeare - 1850
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1821
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose, From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1823
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: The author's life ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour liigher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...instruct, that he- seems to write without any moral pur» pose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...to please than to instruct, that he seems to write VOL. x. L without any moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. He sacrifices j virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally} but his precepts and...
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Philological tracts, &c

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed ^, most...virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful j,o please than to instruct, that he seems to write VOL. x. i, f7) withoutanjjnoral purpose. From his...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 1

1824
...have done, hold him up as a perfect teacher of morality also. " His first defect," says Johnson, " is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...convenience, and is so much more careful to please than instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...pretensions to renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than troth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he 1 lial I lii nk s reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which mav be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. He...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and...
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