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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 Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882 - 380 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...that his distinctions of right and wrong were never comfounded, and that his faults had nothing of malignity or design, but proceeded from some unexpected...
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The Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882 - 380 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...shaken, that his distinctions of right and wrong were »ever confounded, and that his faults had nothing of malignity or design, but proceeded from some...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins

William Collins - 1894 - 178 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...unpolluted, that his principles were never shaken, i that his distinctions of right and wrong were never confounded, and that his faults had nothing of...
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The Poems of William Collins

William Collins - 1898 - 234 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." It is evident that Collins was a good deal of a puzzle to Johnson. The latter saw the contradictions...
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The Poems of William Collins

William Collins - 1898 - 234 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." It is evident that Collins was a good deal of a puzzle to Johnson. The latter saw the contradictions...
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The Poems of William Collins

William Collins - 1898 - 236 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." It is evident that Collins was a good deal of a puzzle to Johnson. The latter saw the contradictions...
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Chats on Writers and Books, Volume 1

John N. Crawford - 1903 - 442 pages
...sincerity. That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed almost unentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm,...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation. In addition to his odes Collins wrote a few other poems, the chief of which are the Oriental or Persian...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905 - 582 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...proceeded from some unexpected pressure, or casual temptation3. 11 'The latter part of his life cannot be remembered but with pity and sadness. He languished...
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The Poems of William Collins

William Collins - 1907 - 140 pages
...opinions, and has declared that, in spite of the temptations of poverty and of fortuitous companions, 'he preserved the source of action unpolluted, that...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation.' This is high testimony indeed ; and is even truer of his poetry than of his life. His tastes were refined...
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The Poems of William Collins

William Collins - 1907 - 146 pages
...opinions, and has declared that, in spite of the temptations of poverty and of fortuitous companions, 'he preserved the source of action unpolluted, that...from some unexpected pressure or casual temptation.' This is high testimony indeed ; and is even truer of his poetry than of his life. His tastes were refined...
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