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" There are many things delivered rhetorically, many expressions therein merely tropical, and as they best illustrate my intention ; and therefore also there are many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called unto the rigid test... "
Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies]. By ... - Page 334
by Samuel Johnson - 1804
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1812 - 402 pages
...are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called...expression: " I could be content," says he, " to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might enjoy my Saviour at the last." He has little acquaintance with the acuteness...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 560 pages
...delivered rhe"• torically, many expressions merely tropical, and " therefore many things to be taken in a soft and " flexible sense, and not to be called...expression : " I could be content (says " he) to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might " enjoy my Saviour at the last." He has little acquaintance with the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816 - 564 pages
...delivered rhe" torically, many expressions merely tropical, and " therefore many things to be taken in a soft and " flexible sense, and not to be called...expression : " I could be content (says " he) to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might " enjoy my Saviour at the last." He has little acquaintance with the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 872 pages
...delivered rhe" torically, many expressions merely tropical, and " therefore many things to be taken in a soft and •' flexible sense, and not to be called...: " I could be content (says " he.) to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might " enjoy my Saviour at the last." He has little acquaintance with the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820 - 472 pages
...are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called...expression : " I could be content, (says he) to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might enjoy my Saviour at the last." He has little acquaintance with the acuteness...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820 - 470 pages
...are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called...expression : " I could be content, (says he) to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might enjoy my Saviour at the last." He has little acquaintance with the acuteness...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 476 pages
...are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called...rigid test of reason." The first glance upon his book wifl indeed discover examples of this liberty of thought and expression : " I could be content, (says...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the English poets (cont ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 682 pages
...are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called...expression : " I could be content (says he) to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might enjoy my Savi• Dighy's Letter to Browne, prefixed to the Religio Medici,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 542 pages
...are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and, therefore, many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called...: " I could be content," says he, " to be nothing almost to eternity, if I might enjoy my Saviour at the last." He has little acquaintance with the acuteness...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825 - 750 pages
...are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called...examples of this liberty of thought and expression : " 1 could be content (says he) to he nothing almost to eternity, if I might enjoy my Saviour at the...
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