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" ... truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice, and easiness of manners with laxity of principles. He has restored virtue to its dignity, and taught innocence not to be ashamed. This is an elevation of literary character... "
The popular educator - Page 174
by Popular educator - 1852
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...wit on the side of virtue od religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught I to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause if reason and of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long conjttttd gaiety with vice, and...
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The Meditations of a Recluse: Chiefly on Religious Subjects

John Brewster - 1802
...book of piety ought to be.—" Addison not " only made the proper use of wit himself, " but taught it to others; and from his " time it has been generally subservient to " the cause of reason and of truth. He " has dissipated the prejudice which had " long connected gaiety with vice, and " easiness...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...wit on the side of virtue and religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught it to others; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice, and easiness of manners...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...wit on the side of virtue and religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught it to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had lojig connected gaiety with vice, and easiness of manners...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...wit on the side of virtue and religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught it to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of reason and of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice, and easiness of...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1808
...wit on the side of virtue and religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but he taught it to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of reason and of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with wit, and easiness of...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...wit on the side of virtue and religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught it to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of reason and of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice, and easiness of...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...wit on the side of virtue and religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught it to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of reason and of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice, and easiness of...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...wit on the side of virtue anrl religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught it to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of reason and of truth. lie has dissipated the prejudice that had long connecteJ gaiety with vice, and easiness of...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...wit on the side of virtue and religion. He not only made the proper use of wit himself, but taught it to others ; and from his time it has been generally subservient to the cause of reason and of truth. He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice and easiness of...
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