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" He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiction, and subjects of fancy; and, by indulging some peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled... "
Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces - Page 237
by Samuel Johnson - 1774
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 34

Great Britain - 1764
...fubjefts of fancy; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, waseminerttly delighted with thole flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by a paflive acquiefcence in popular traditions. He loved faries, genii, giants, and ' ' , leaft he pteferved...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...French, and Spanijh Languages. He had employed his Mind chiefly upon Works of Fiction, and Subjects of Fancy ; and by indulging fome peculiar Habits of...Acquiefcence in popular Traditions. He loved Fairies, Genii, Giant?, and Monfters ; he delighted to rove through the Meanders of Inchantment, to gaze on the Magnificence...
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Prefaces,Biographical and Critical to the Works of the English Poets

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...French, and Spanifh languages. He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiction, and fubjects of fancy ; and by indulging fome peculiar habits of...popular traditions. He loved fairies, genii, giants, and monflers; he delighted to rove through the meanders of inchantment, to gaze on the magnificence of...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1781
...French, and Spanifh languages. He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiction, and fubjefts of fancy; and by indulging fome peculiar habits of...nature, and to which the mind is recon<ciled only by a paflive acquiefoence in popular traditions- He loved fairies-, genii, giants, and monfters; he delighted...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...French, and Spanifh languages. He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiftion, and fubjedts of fancy ; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits...nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by a paflive acquiefcence in popular traditions. He loved fairies, genii, giants, and monfters ; he delighted...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...French, and Spanifh languages. He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiction, and fubjects of fancy ; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe ffights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by...
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Bell's classical arrangement of fugitive poetry

Literary Criticism - 1791 - 143 pages
...some peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by a passive acquiescence in popular traditions. He loved fairies, genii, giants, and monsters ; he delighted...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Swift. Thompson. Watts ...

1794
...indulging ir ículiar habits of thought, wa» eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination wbdjedt bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by a paffive acqniefcenct is jffe traditions. He loved fairies, ger.'i, giants, and monfters; he delighted to rove...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 9

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiction and fubjedb of fancy; and, by indulging fame peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination which paf* the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by a paflive acquiefcence in popular...
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A new and general biographical dictionary: containing an historical and ...

William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares - Biography - 1798
...trench, and fpanifh languages. He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of action, and lubjects of fancy; and by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently deligbted with thofe flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and to which the mind...
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