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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... "
Edinburgh Medical Journal - Page 377
1905
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 522 pages
...alleging, that " many things 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 unto the rigid test of reason." The first glance upon his book will indeed discover examples of this liberty of thought and expression...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 742 pages
...nVIivrred rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soli ohnson The first glance upon this book will indeed discover examples of tbis liberty of thought and expression...
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Religio Medici: To which is Added Hydriotaphia, Or Urn-burial; a Discourse ...

Sir Thomas Browne - Christian ethics - 1841 - 346 pages
...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...therein, is in submission unto maturer discernments ; and as I have declared, shall no further father them than the best and learned judgments shall authorise...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Sir Edward Lytton, Volume 2

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - Great Britain - 1841 - 306 pages
...many things delivered rhetorically — many expressions therein merely tropical; and therefore, also, there are many things to be taken in a soft and flexible...and not to be called unto the rigid test of reason." We believe that this warning, prefixed to the Religio Medici, is applicable, though in a less degree,...
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Religio Medici [and] Its Sequel Christian Morals

Sir Thomas Browne - Christian ethics - 1844 - 240 pages
...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...therein is in submission unto maturer discernments ; and as I have declared, I shall no further father them than the best and learned judgments shall...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science ..., Volume 14; Volume 77

American literature - 1871 - 808 pages
...so he tells us, " delivered rhetorically, many expressions therein merely tropical . and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense,...and not to be called unto the rigid test of reason." We shall hardly do wrong in reckoning amongst them this audacious claim to surpassing felicity, as...
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Characteristics of Literature: Illustrated by the Genius of Distinguished Men

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - English literature - 1849 - 288 pages
...rhetorically, many expressions therein merely tropical, as they best illustrate my meaning, and therefore to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called unto the rigid test of reason." The "Letter to a Friend" is a noble offering of personal sympathy and an eloquent illustration of religious...
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Sir Thomas Browne's works, ed. by S. Wilkin, Volume 2

sir Thomas Browne - 1852 - 582 pages
...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...therein is in submission unto maturer discernments ; and, as I have declared [I], shall1 no further father them than the best and [most] learned1 judgements...
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The Works of Sir Thomas Browne: Preface. Dr. Johnson's Life of Sir Thomas ...

Sir Thomas Browne - 1852 - 574 pages
...alleging, that " many things 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 unto the rigid test of reason." The first glance upon his book will indeed discover examples of this liberty of thought and expression...
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Sir Thomas Browne's works, ed. by S. Wilkin, Volume 1

sir Thomas Browne - 1852 - 568 pages
...alleging, that " many things 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 unto the rigid test of reason." The first glance upon his book will indeed discover examples of this liberty of thought and expression...
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