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" The opinions he formed of men, upon a slight acquaintance, were frequently erroneous ; but the tendency of his nature inclined him much more to blind partiality, than to ill-founded prejudice. The enlarged views of human affairs, on which his mind habitually... "
The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History, and Politics - Page 66
1796
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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 7

Thomas Thomson - 1855
...of knowledge of which he only possessed the outlines. " The opinions he formed of men upon a slight acquaintance were frequently erroneous ; but the tendency...much more to blind partiality, than to ill-founded prejudices. The enlarged viens of human affairs on which hit mind habitually dwelt, left him neither...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...unprepared upon those topics that were introduced by others. The opinions he formed of men, upon a slight acquaintance, were frequently erroneous ; but the...habitually dwelt, left him neither time nor inclination to study in detail the uninteresting peculiarities of ordinary characters ; and, accordingly, though intimately...
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Essays on Philosophical Subjects

Adam Smith - 1869
...when he gave a loofe to his genius/upon the very few branches of knowledge of which he only poflefled the outlines. The opinions he formed of men, upon...neither time nor inclination to ftudy, in detail, the uninterefting peculiarities of ordinary characters ; and accordingly, though intimately acquainted...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 17

Tobias Smollett - 1796
...when he gave a loofe to his genius, upon the very few branches of knowledge of which he wily pcflelted the outlines. ' The opinions he formed of men, upon...much more to blind partiality, than to ill-founded piejudice. The enlarged views of human affairs, on which his mind habitually dwelt, left him neither...
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