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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 General biographical dictionary: containing an historical and critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1813
...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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1816
...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

Literary Criticism - 1839
...some peculiar hahits 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 passive acquiescence in popular tradition. He loved fairies and genii, giants and monsters ; he delighted...
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The works of the British poets: with lives of the authors, Volume 23

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - English poetry (Collections). - 1819
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...some peculiar habilg 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 faries, genii, giants, and monsters; he delighted...
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A view of the commencement and progress of romance. Zeluco; various views of ...

John Moore, Robert Anderson - English literature - 1820
...some peculiar Mabits 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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The poetical works of Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...some pewliar 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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The Works: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings by Robert Anderson, Volume 5

John Moore - 1820
...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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Miscellaneous Poems

Sir Walter Scott - 1820 - 510 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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