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" This idea, though weak and disguised, suffices to diminish the pain which we suffer from the misfortunes of those whom we love, and to reduce that affliction to such a pitch as converts it into a pleasure. "
The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures on Their ... - Page 405
1802
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Religion and Faction in Hume's Moral Philosophy

Jennifer A. Herdt - 1997 - 300 pages
...fictional representation, "suffices to diminish the pain which we suffer from the misfortunes of those whom we love, and to reduce that affliction to such a pitch as converts it into a pleasure."04 Fontenelle goes on to suggest that we feel a mixture of sentiments - sympathetic suffering...
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Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears

Tom Lutz - 2001 - 352 pages
...falsehood in the whole of what we see . . . [which] suffices to diminish the pain which we suffer . . . and to reduce that affliction to such a pitch as converts...ourselves, by reflecting, that it is nothing but a fiction: And it is precisely that mixture of sentiments, which composes an agreeable sorrow, and tears...
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Scottish Philosophy: Selected Readings 1690-1960

Gordon Graham - 2004 - 253 pages
...weak and disguised, suffices to diminish the pain which we suffer from the misfortunes of those whom we love, and to reduce that affliction to such a pitch as converts it into pleasure. We weep for the misfortune of a hero to whom we are attached. In the same instant we comfort...
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Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Friday - 2004 - 212 pages
...weak and disguised, suffices to diminish the pain which we suffer from the misfortunes of those whom we love, and to reduce that affliction to such a pitch as converts it into pleasure. We weep for the misfortune of a hero to whom we are attached. In the same instant we comfort...
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Essays: Moral, Political and Literary

David Hume - 2007 - 628 pages
...weak and disguised, suffices to diminish the pain which we suffer from the misfortunes of those whom we love, and to reduce that affliction to such a pitch as converts it into a pleasure. We weep for the misfortnne of a hero to whom we are attached. In the !<ame instant we comfort ourselves by reflecting',...
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