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" The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. "
The International monthly magazine of literature, science, and art - Pagina 154
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The Lives of the Scotish Poets: With Preliminary Dissertations on ..., Volume 2

David Irving - 1804
...propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called genius. The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great Painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1806
...propensity for some certain science or employment,-which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great Painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley - 1809
...propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great Painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley - 1809
...propensity for some certain science of employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great Painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited...
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Extracts from the Diary of a Lover of Literature

Thomas Green - 1810 - 241 pagina’s
...with a view to the principles on which his critical decisions are founded.— Under Cowley, he defines genius, " a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction:" and wit, " a combination of dissimilar images; or discovery of occult resemblances in things apparently...
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Essays on Professional Education

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1812 - 541 pagina’s
...propensity for some " certain science or employment, which is com" monly called genius. The true genius is a mind " of large general powers, accidentally determined " to some particular direction." Whether the circumstances which are likely to form the taste occur by chance, or result from design,...
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The historical works of William Robertson, with an account of his life and ...

William Robertson - 1813
...be true, as Johnson affirms, and this eminent philosopher seems to admit, that ' the true genius is a mind of large general powers accidentally determined to some particular direction,' it must have been owing lo such accidental determination, that Dr Robertson appeared not eminent in...
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The Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography, Analytical ...

1814
...propensities and innate ideas; and Dr. Johnson has oracularly pronounced, that " the true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction."* Yet, as the faculties of the mind are not simplo and uniform, but quite as various, as dissimilar,...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 10

1815
...propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called genius. The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited...
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