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" This quality of looking forward into futurity seems the unavoidable condition of a being whose motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive ; as his powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he performs... "
The Triflers: To which are Added The Rout, Or a Sketch of Modern Manners ... - Page 72
by Richard Graves - 1806 - 177 pages
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

English literature - 1803
...to pursue a track so smooth and so flowery, than attentively to consider whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking forward into futurity, seems...motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive : as hi* powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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The Triflers: Consisting of Trifling Essays, Trifling Anecdotes, and a Few ...

Richard Graves - English poetry - 1805 - 177 pages
...sentences, particularly in the Rambler, has been considered by many, as the chief blemish of his fty'.e. " This quality of looking forward into futurity, seems...progressive. As by the continual advances from this ftage of exigence, he is perpetually varying the horizon of his prospects, he muft always discover new motives...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...to pursue a track so smooth and so flowery, than attentively to consider whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking forward into futurity seems...motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive ; as his powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806
...so flowery, than attentively to consider whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking fofward into futurity seems the unavoidable condition of a...'motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive : as his powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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The British Essayists, Volume 19

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...attentively to consider whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking forward into futurity seems jthe unavoidable condition of a being, whose motions 'are gradual, and whose life is progressive : as his powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...than attentively to consider whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking forward into fulurity seems the unavoidable condition of a being, whose...motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive; ashis powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 1

1810
...pursue a track so smooth and so flowery, than attentively to consider Whether it leads to truth, ; This quality of looking forward into futurity, seems...motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive : as his powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...to pursue a track so smooth and so flowery, than attentively to consider whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking forward into futurity, seems...motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive : as his powens are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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Works, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...to pursue a track so smooth and so flowery, than attentively to consider^ whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking forward into futurity, seems...motions 'are gradual, and whose life is progressive : as his powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...to pursue a track so smooth and so flowery, than attentively to consider whether it leads to truth. This quality of looking forward into futurity, seems...motions are gradual, and whose life is progressive: as his powers are limited, he must use means for the attainment of his ends, and intend first what he...
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