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" Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another, the most general, I believe, is habit and custom : custom makes, in a certain sense, white black, and black white ; it is custom alone determines our preference of the colour of... "
The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: ... to which is Prefixed, a ... - Page 134
by Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1846 - 495 pages
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The idler

Samuel Johnson - 1767
...is habit and cuftom ; cuftom makes, in a certain fenfe, white black, and black white; it is cuftom alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the ^Ethiopians, and they, for the fame reafon, prefer their own colour to . ours. I fuppofe no body will doubt, if one of their painters...
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Harrison's British Classicks: The Idler. Fitz Osbornes Letters. Shenstones ...

1787
...is habit and cultora j cuftom makes, in a certain fenfe, white black, and black white; it is cultom alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the ./Ethiopians, and they, for the fame reafon, prefer their own colour to ours. I fuppofe nobody will doubt, if one of their painters...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...is habit and cuftom ; cuftom makes, in a certain fenfe, white black, and black white ; it is cuftom alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the ^Ethiopians, and they, for the fame reafon, prefer their own colour to ours. I fuppofe nobody will doubt, if one of their painters...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...habit and cuftom ; cuftom makes, in a certain fenle, white black, and black white $ it is cufr torn alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the ^Ethiopians, and they, for the fame reafoo, prefer their own colour to ours. I fuppofe nobody will doubt, if one of their painters...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Idler

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...is habit and cuftom ; cuftom makes, in a certain fenfe, white black, and black white; it is cuftom alone determines our preference of the colour of the Europeans to the ^Ethiopians, and they, fo$ the fame reafon, prefer their own colour to ours. I fuppofe nobody will doubt, if one of their...
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The works of sir Joshua Reynolds. To which is prefixed an account ..., Volume 2

Joshua Reynolds (sir.) - 1801
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another, the most genera], I believe, is habit and custom; custom makes, in a certain sense, white black, and black white...
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Select British Classics, Volume 10

English literature - 1803
...last that the great mother of nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...Ethiopians, and they, for the same reason, prefer then- own colour to ours. I suppose no body will doubt, if one of their painters was to paint the goddess...
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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight ; Late President of the ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone, Thomas Gray - Art - 1809
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be (subjected to such narrow rules. Among the yarious reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...it is custom alone determines our preference of the colour,of the Europeans to the Ethiopians, and they, for the same reason, prefer their own colour to...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...last that the great Mother of Nature will not be subjected to such narrow rules. Among the various reasons why we prefer one part of her works to another,...custom alone determines our preference of the colour of theEuropeam to the ^Ethiopians ; and they for the same reason, prefer their own colour to ours. I suppose...
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Essays on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the ..., Volume 3

Sir Uvedale Price - Landscape gardening - 1810
...such? narrow rules. The most general reason of preference is custom, which, in a certain $cnse,ina.kes white black, and black white ; it! is custom alone,...for the same reason prefer their own colour to ours. This he illustrates in a very ingenious manner, by sa}ring, that if one of their painters were to paint...
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