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" It also procureth delight, by gratifying curiosity with its rareness or semblance of difficulty ; (as monsters, not for their beauty, but their rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their use, but their abstruseness, are beheld with pleasure ;) by diverting... "
Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century: Consisting ... - Page 114
1817
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their use, but their abstruseness, are beheld with pleasure ; by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts ; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirit ; by provoking to such dispositions of spirit ia way of emulation or...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their use, but their abstruseness, are beheld with pleasure ; by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts ; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirit ; by provoicing to such dispositions of spirit in way of emulation or...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their use, but their abstruseness, are beheld with pleasure : ) by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts ; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirit ; by provoking to such dispositions of spirit in way of emulation or...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their use, but their abstruseness, are beheld with pleasure :) by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirit; by provoking to such dispositions of spirit in way of emulation or complaisance;...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for thoir use, but their abstruseness, are beheld with pleasure:) by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirit, by provoking to such dispositions of spirit in way of emulation or complaisance...
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Lectures on the English comic writers: Delivered at the Surrey Institution ....

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their use but their abstraseness, are beheld with pleasure ;) by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts ; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirit ; by provoking to such dispositions of spirit, in way of emulation or...
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The Christian Journal, and Literary Register, Volume 5

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1821
...rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their, usej but their abstruseness, are, beheld with pleasure:) by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts; by instilling gaiety and ajciuess of spirit ; by provoking to such, dispositions of spirit in a way of. emulation...
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a ..., Volume 1

James Boaden - Theater - 1825 - 607 pages
...reach of wit more than vul" gar : it procureth delight by gratifying curiosity with its " rareness or semblance of difficulty : by diverting the mind " from its road of serious thoughts : by instilling gayety and "airiness of spirit; by provoking to such dispositions of " spirit in way of emulation or...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...their rarity ; as juggling tricks, not for their use, but their abtruseness, are beheld with pleasure ; by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts ; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirit ; by provoking to such dispositions of spirit in the way of emulation...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 16

Anecdotes - 1826
...sportful flashes of imagination. It also procureth delight by gratifying curiosity with its rareness, or semblance of difficulty ; by diverting the mind from its road of serious thoughts ; by instilling gaiety and airiness of spirits; by provoking to such dispositions of gaiety in way of emulation or...
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