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" Madness frequently discovers itself merely by unnecessary deviation from the usual modes of the world. My poor friend Smart showed the disturbance of his mind, by falling upon his knees, and saying his prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place.... "
Johnsoniana.. - Pągina 40
per James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pągines
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 556 pągines
...the ftreet, or in any other unufual place. Now although, rationally fpeaking, it is greater madnefs not to pray at all, than to pray as Smart did, I am afraid there are fo many who do not pray, that their underftanding is not called in queftion." Concerning this unfortunate...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volum 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 464 pągines
...the ftreet, or in any other unufual place. Now although, rationally fpcaking, it is greater madnefs not to pray at all, than to pray as Smart did, I am afraid there are fo many who do not pray, that their underftanding is not called in queftion." In a converfation on...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pągines
...disturbance of his mind, by falling upon his knees, and saying his. prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place. Now although, rationally speaking,...time, the following conversation with Dr. Burney. — BUKXEY. " How does poor Smart do, Sir ; is he likely to recover ?" JOHNSON. " It seems as if his...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volum 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807 - 228 pągines
...disturbance of his mind, by falling upon his knees, and saying his prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place. Now although, rationally speaking,...greater madness not to pray at all, than to pray as * " I perfectly agree (says Mr. Boswell) with Dr. Johnson upon this head, and am persuaded that executions...
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The guide to domestic happiness [by W. Giles].

William Giles - 1811 - 268 pągines
...disturbance of his mind by falling upon bis knees, and saying his prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place. Now although, rationally speaking,...that their understanding is not called in question.' The reasonableness of family worship will appear very obvious from a consideration of our unceasing...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volum 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 466 pągines
...disturbance of his mind, by falling upon his knees, and saying his prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place. Now although, rationally speaking,...so many who do not pray, that their understanding ia not called in question." Concerning this unfortunate poet, Christopher Smart, who was confined in...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 678 pągines
...disturbance of his mind, by falling upon his knees, and saying his prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place. Now although, rationally speaking,...greater madness not to pray at all, than to pray as * " I perfectly agree (says Mr. Boswell) with Dr. Johnson upon this head, and am peisuaded that executions...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volum 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pągines
...his mind, by fulling upon his knees, and saying In-, prayers in the street, or in any other unnsual place. Now although, rationally speaking, it is greater...not pray, that their understanding is not called in qnestion." Concerning this unfortunate poet, Christopher Smart, who was confined in a mad-honse, he...
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The Investigator (or, Quarterly magazine) [ed. by W.B. Collyer, T ..., Volum 1

William Bengo' Collyer - 1820 - 514 pągines
...disturbance of his mind, by falling upon his knees, and saying his prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place. Now although, rationally speaking, it is greater madness not to pray at all, I am afraid there are so many who do not pray, that their understanding is not called in question."...
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The British Prose Writers, Volum 16

1821 - 372 pągines
...hardships, prevent melancholy. I suppose in all our army in America, there was not one man who went mad." Ou another occasion he observed, " Madness frequently...not pray, that their understanding is not called in qnestion." Concerning this unfortunate poet, Christopher Smart, who was confined in a mad-house, he...
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