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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 407
1802
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the philosophical works of david hume.

1854
...and disguised, suffices to diminish the pain which we suffer from the misfortunes of those whom wre love, and to reduce that affliction to such a pitch...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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Philosophical Works, Volume 3

David Hume - 1854
...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...misfortune of a hero to whom we are attached. In the * Reflections sur la Poetique, 36. same instant we comfort ourselves by reflecting, that it is nothing...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume, Volume 3

David Hume - 1854
...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...misfortune of a hero to whom we are attached. In the * Reflections sur la Poetiquc, 36. same instant we comfort ourselves by reflecting, that it is nothing...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1859 - 435 pages
...whom we love, and to reduce that * Essay on Tragedy. t Reflexions sur la Poctiqnc, sect, xxxvi. M 9 affliction to such a pitch as converts it into a pleasure. We weep for the misfortunes of a hero to whom we are attached. In the same instant we comfort ourselves by reflecting...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1860 - 435 pages
...whom we love, and to reduce that * Essay on Tragedy. t R£flexions sur la Po6tique, sect, xxxvi. M 3 affliction to such a pitch as converts it into a pleasure. We weep for "he misfortunes of a hero to whom we are attached. In the same instant we comfort ourselves by reflecting...
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Union Pacific Employes' Magazine, Volume 1

1886
...the whole of what we see. This idea, though weak and disguised, suffices to diminish the pain andta reduce that affliction to such a pitch as converts it into a pleasure. We weep for the misfortunes of a hero to whom we are attached. In the same instant we comfort ourselves by reflecting...
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Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary, Volume 1

David Hume - 1889 - 24 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...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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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - 1891 - 701 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...whom we are attached. In the same instant we comfort our" selves by reflecting that it is nothing but a fiction : and it is 8 Reflections sur la poetique,...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

D. J. Conacher - 1991 - 292 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 4 In his Reflexions sur la poetique, published in 1 742, but written long before that, Bernard le Bovier...
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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." 54 Fontenelle goes on to suggest that we feel a mixture of sentiments - sympathetic suffering along...
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