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" As we are then more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why we approve and admire it, as we approve and admire customs and fashions of dress for no other reason than that we are used to them... "
The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: ... to which is Prefixed, a ... - Page 132
by Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1846 - 495 pages
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...deformity, we may conclude that to be the rea? ' son why we approve and admire it, as we ap» jirove and admire customs and fashions of dress, for no other...beauty, it is certainly! the cause of our liking it. Idler, vol. t, p. 167. , la th-e works of nature, if we compare one species with another, all are equally...
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The British Essayists;: Idler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...convex, or any other irregular form that shall be proposed. As we are then more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why...beauty, it is certainly the cause of our liking it; ahd I have no doubt but that, if we were more used to deformity than beauty, deformity would then lose...
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Essays on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the ..., Volume 3

Sir Uvedale Price - Landscape gardening - 1810
...or any irregular form that shall be proposed. As we are, therefore, more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why we approve and admire it. He then observes, that whoever pretends to defend the preference he gives to one form rather than to...
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Essays on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the ..., Volume 3

Sir Uvedale Price - Landscape gardening - 1810
...or any' irregular form that shall be proposed. As we are, therefore, more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why we approve and admire it. He then observes, that whoever pretends' to defend the- preference he gives to one form rather than...
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Philosophical Essays

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1811 - 580 pages
...any other ir" regular form that shall be proposed. As we are then " more accustomed to beauty than to deformity, we may " conclude that to be the reason why we approve and ad " mire it, as we approve and admire customs and fashions " of dress for no other reason than that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...convex, or any other irregular form that shall be proposed. As we are then more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why we approve and admire it, as we approve andadmire customs and fashions of dress for no other reason than that we are used to them, so that...
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Philosophical Essays

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1816 - 615 pages
...cause we are more accustomed to it than Defor" mity ; as we approve and admire customs and fa" shions of dress, for no other reason than that " we are used to them," is manifestly an imperfect solution of the difficulty. Even in the article of dress, it is not custom...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...convex, or any other irregular form that shall be proposed. As we are then more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why...the cause of our liking it ; and I have no doubt but thaf, if we were more used to deformity than beauty, deformity would then lose the idea now annexed...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 12

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...or any ot/ie r irregular form that shall be proposed. As we are then more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why we approve and admire it, just as we approve and admire fashions of dress for no other reason than that we are used to them....
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1823
...convex, or any other irregular form that shall be proposed. As we are then more accustomed to beauty than deformity, we may conclude that to be the reason why we approve and admire it, at we approve and admire customs and fashions of dress for no other reason than that we are used to...
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