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" For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing ; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. "
The Holocaust in American Life - Page 15
by Peter Novick - 2000 - 384 pages
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 14

American periodicals - 1839
...Never tell me of any special work of art you aro meditating ; I'set my face against it in (oto. For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon...robbing ; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-bre»king, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 14

American periodicals - 1839
...meditating ; I set my face npninst it intolo. For if once aman indulges himself in murder, very soon be comes to think little of robbing ; and from robbing...Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path, you never know where you nro to stop. Many a man...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 109

1871
...particular sentences ; such as the well-known remark that " if a man once indulges himself in murder, he comes to think little of robbing ; and from robbing...sabbath-breaking ; and from that to incivility and procrastination." One laughs at this whimsical inversion ; but I don't think one laughs very heartily...
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Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas De Quincey - 1851 - 276 pages
...Never tell me of any special work of art you are meditating — I set my face against it in toto. For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon...Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving - Periodicals - 1851
...tell me of any sui'ri:.! work of art you are meditating — I «et roy HU-II against it in toto. For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to inint little of robbing; and from robbing ho comes next to drinking nnd Sabbath-breaking, and JJnni...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving - Periodicals - 1851
...my face against it i» loto. For if one« a man Indulges himself in murder, very- soon he comes (o think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and fabbuth-breakiug, and from that to Incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path,...
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De Quincey's works

Thomas De Quincey - 1854
...Never tell me of any special work of art you are meditating — I set my face against it in toto. For, if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon...Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man...
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The Church of England quarterly review

1855
...Charles Lamb ! No one but de Quincy could or would have penned such a sentence as this : — " For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbery ; and from robbery he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking ; and from that to incivility...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey, "The English Opium Eater": Including All His ...

Thomas De Quincey - 1862
...Never tell me of any special work of art yon are meditating — I Bet my face against it in toto. For, if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon...robbing ; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath -breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path,...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey: The English mail coach

Thomas De Quincey - 1862
...Never tell me of any special work of art you^are meditating — I set my face against it in toto. For, if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon...robbing ; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath -breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path,...
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