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" Those authors, therefore, are to be read at schools, that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of moral truth, and most materials for conversation; and these purposes are best served by poets, orators, and historians. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and Genius - Página 98
por Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne ...: To which are ..., Volumen2

George Horne, William Jones - 1846
...that one man may know another half his life, without being able to estimate his skill in hydrostatics or astronomy ; but his moral and prudential character...materials for conversation : and these purposes are best answered by poets, orators, and historians." * Some have thought that, as we are now furnished with...
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The Prose Works of John Milton ...: With a Preface, Preliminary ..., Volumen3

John Milton, James Augustus St. John - 1848
...science of ethics, and gives, as every wise man must, the preference to the latter. He then proceeds : " Those authors, therefore, are to be read at schools...poets, orators, and historians. Let me not be censured fur this digression as pedantic or paradoxical ; for, if I have Milton against me," (observe that,)...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volumen3

John Milton - 1848
...wise man must, the preference to the latter. He then proceeds : " Those authors, therefore, are to he read at schools that supply most axioms of prudence,...are best served by poets, orators, and historians, lift me not be censured for this digression as pedantic or paradoxical ; for, iff have Milton against...
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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations : Drawn from ...

George Crabb - 1850 - 536 páginas
...circumstances of human tile, and admit of considerable extension ; ' Those authors are to be read nl schools, that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of moral truth.' — Jon м коя. 'It was my grandfather's maxim, ihat a young nan seldom maJtes in in k money, trho...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Choice Selections from His Works

Samuel Johnson - 1851 - 160 páginas
...another half his life without being able to estimate his skill in hydrostatics or astronomy ; but hjs moral and prudential character immediately appears. Those authors, therefore, are to be read at school, that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles i of moral truth, and most materials for...
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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 páginas
...works, Johnson here attempts to obtain the credit of being a practical man. " Those authors," he says, " therefore, are to be read at schools, that supply...historians. Let me not be censured for this digression as pedantic or paradoxical ; for, if I have Milton against me" (observe that,) " I have Socrates on my...
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The Beauties of Sterne: Choice Selections from His Works

Laurence Sterne - 1853 - 160 páginas
...that one man may know another half his life without being able to estimate his skill in hydrostatics or astronomy ; but his moral and prudential character...appears. Those authors, therefore, are to be read at school, that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of moral truth, and most materials for...
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English grammar and style

Richard Hiley - 1853
...another half his'l,fe, without heing ahle to estimate his skill in hydrostatics or astronomy ; hut his moral and prudential character immediately appears. Those authors, therefore, are to he read at schools, that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of moral truth, and most materials...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...emergence, that one may know another half his life without being able to estimate his skill in hydrostatics or astronomy; but his moral and prudential character...are best served by poets, orators, and historians. ical ; for if I have Milton against me, I have Socrates on my side. It was his labour to turn philosophy...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...that one man may know another half his life without being able to estimate his skill in hydrostatics or astronomy ; but his moral and prudential character...these purposes are best served by poets, orators, and historians.23 Let me not be censured for this digression as pedantic or paradoxical ; for, if I have...
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