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" That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed always unentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm; but it may be said that at least he preserved the source of action unpolluted, that his principles were never... "
The poetical works of William Collins, with the comm. of Langhorne. To which ... - Page 8
by William Collins - 1804
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 742 pages
...distinctions of right and wrong were never confounded, and that his faults had nothing of m dignity ose upon any other basis than that of merit ; he never admitted any gross familiarities, or submi hia life cannot be remembered but with pity and sadness. He languished some vears under that depression...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 522 pages
...sincerity. That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed always unentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm; but it niiiy be said that at least he preserved the source of action unpolluted, that his principles were...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843 - 718 pages
...sincerity. That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed almost unentungled through the snares use, though at the usual inconveniences with which his company was attended ; Borne unexpected pressure, or casual temptation. "The latter part of his life cannot be remembered...
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The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie: With a Memoir of Each

William Collins - 1844 - 324 pages
...unentangled through the snares of life, it would he prejudice and temerity to affirm ; hut it may he said that at least he preserved the source of action...wrong were never confounded, and that his faults had nothiug of malignity or design, hut proceeded from some unexpected pressure, or casual temptation....
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The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie: With a Memoir of Each

William Collins - 1844 - 328 pages
...preserved the tource of action unpolluted, that his principles were never shaken,that hin dia* tinctions of right and wrong were never confounded, and that his faults had nothing of malignity or design, hut proceeded from some unexpected pressure, or casual temptation. 'The latter part of his life cannot...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846 - 714 pages
...sincerity. That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed almost imentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm...of right and wrong were never confounded, and that hia faults had nothing of malignity ordesign, but proceeded from some unexpected pressure, or casual...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life

Robert Burns - 1849 - 906 pages
...snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm : but it may be said that he at least preserved the source of action unpolluted, that his...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation. Such was the fate of Collins, with whom I once delighted to converse, and whom I yet remember with...
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Historical Essays

John Coleman (of Dover.) - 1851 - 890 pages
...man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed always unentangled through the snares of life, it would be temerity to affirm ; but it may be said, that at least...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation. Such was Collins, with whom I once delighted to converse, and whom I yet remember with tenderness."...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Choice Selections from His Works

Samuel Johnson - 1851 - 360 pages
...and abate the fervour of sincerity.—Of such a man, it is surely some degree of praise to say, that he preserved the source of action unpolluted ; that...that his faults had nothing of malignity, or design, out proceeded from some unexpected pressure, or casual temptation. A man doubtful of his dinner, or...
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The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie: With a Memoir of Each

William Collins, Thomas Gray - 1852 - 332 pages
...passed always unentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm j but it may be said that at least he preserved the source of action unpollated, that his principles were never shaken, that his distinctions of right and wrong were never...
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