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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 Beauties of Johnson: Choice Selections from His Works

Samuel Johnson - 1853 - 336 pages
...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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Illustrated Biography; Or, Memoirs of the Great and the Good of All Nations ...

Charles C. Savage - 1856 - 622 pages
...Collins," says Dr. Johnson, " wise and virtuous as he was, passed always UTientanglcd through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation." His literary attainments were very great; he was not only a good classical scholar, but understood...
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The Pictorial Cyclopaedia of Biography: Embracing a Series of Original ...

Elihu Rich - 1856 - 1080 pages
...passed always unentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to aturra ; but it may be said that at least he preserved the...that his faults had nothing of malignity or design.' With regard to his poetical genius, there can be no hesitation in pronouncing the Odes of William Collins...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins

William Collins - 1859 - 246 pages
...into which poverty sometimes drives the best disposed persons, adding, that he "preserved the sources of action unpolluted, that his principles were never...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation." A higher eulogium, from so rigid a moralist, could not be pronounced on a man whose life was, for many...
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The comprehensive dictionary of Biography

Comprehensive dictionary - 1860 - 1080 pages
...and virtuous as he was, passed always unentangled through the snares of life, it would be preiuitice and temerity to affirm ; but it may be said that at...that his faults had nothing of malignity or design.' With regard to his poetical genius, there can be no hesitation in pronouncing the Ode» of William...
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Appletons' Cyclopædia of Biography: Embracing a Series of Original Memoirs ...

Elihu Rich, Lambert Lilly, Francis Lister Hawks - 1865 - 1080 pages
...sincerity. That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed always nnentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm...that his faults had nothing of malignity or design.' With regard to his poetical genius, there can be no hesitation in pronouncing the Odes of William Collins...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins, Volume 16

William Collins - 1866 - 186 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...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation." Johnson's brief memoir will ever be admired for its suggestiveness, and for a pathos too deep to be...
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Great men of Great Britain

Cyclopaedia - 1866 - 436 pages
...sincerity. That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed always unentangled through the snares oí life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm...that his faults had nothing of malignity or design.' With regard to his poetical genius, there can be no hesitation in pronouncing the Odes of William Collins...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1866 - 654 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 may be said thxt at least he preserved the source of action unpolluted, that his principles were never shaken,...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins: Complete in ...

1867 - 556 pages
...cessation n wrong wem never confounded, and that hU faults stored his powers, and he was again able to talk nothing of malignity or design, but proceeded from...or casual temptation. The latter part of his life can not be remembered but with pity and sadness. He languished some years under that depression of...
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