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" But the truth is that the knowledge of external nature, and the sciences which that knowledge requires or includes, are not the great or the frequent business of the human mind. Whether we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful... "
The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal - Pagina 85
1780
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...we provide for action or converfation, whether we wifh to be ufeful or pleafing, the firft requifite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and...may be faid to embody truth, and prove by events the reafonablcnefs of opinions. Prudence and juftice are virtues, and excellencies, of all times, and of...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral ...

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 209 pagina’s
...provide for action, or converfation ; whether we wifh to be ufeful, or pleafing; the firft requifite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and...hiftory of mankind, and with thofe examples, which may beftud to embody truth, and prove by events the the reafonablenefs of opinions. Prudence and juftice...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...pleafing, the firft requifite is the religiQU& and moral knowledge of right and wrong ; the next is art acquaintance with the hiftory of mankind, and with...of opinions. Prudence and Juftice are virtues, and excellences, of all times and of all places ; we are perpetually moralifls, but we are geometricians...
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Liberal Education, Or, A Practical Treatise on the Methods of Acquiring ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1785
...well fitted to accomplifh the ingenious pupil in thefe delightful to be ufeful or pleafing, the firft requifue is the religious and moral knowledge of right...which may be faid to embody truth, and prove by events thereafonablenefs of opinions .... We are perpetually MORALISTS, but we are GEOMETRICIANS only by chance...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...we provide for action or converfation, whether we wifh to be ufeful or pleafing, the firft requifite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and...of opinions. Prudence and Juftice are virtues, and excellences, of all times and of all places; we are perpetually moralifts, but we are geometricians...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...we provide for action or converfation, whether we wifh to be ufeful or pleafing, the firft requifite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and...which may be faid to embody truth, and prove by events tht reafonablenefs of opinions. Prudence and Juftice are virtues, and excellences, of all times and...
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Characters of the Kings and Queens of England: Selected from ..., Volumes 1-2

1786
...pleafing, the firft acquifition we fliould drive to attain is a knowledge of right and wrong i the next, an acquaintance with the hiftory of mankind, and with...reafonablenefs of opinions. Prudence and juftice are virtues of all times, and of every every place. " The mind, by early la" hour, becomes accuftomed to fatigue...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1790
...we provide for action or converfation, whether we wifh to be ufeful or pleafing, the firft requifite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong; the next is an acquaintance with the hiflory of mankind, and with thofe examples which may be faid to embody truth, and prove by events...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...we provide for action or converfation, whether we wifh to be ufeful or pleafing, the firft requifite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and...is an acquaintance with the hiftory. of mankind,. <. VoL. IX. H and and with thofe examples which may be faid to embody truth, and prove by events the...
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Tracts on Political and Other Subjects, Volume 3

Joseph Towers - 1796
...religious and " moral knowledge of right and wrong j • *' the next is an acquaintance with th« " hiftory of mankind, and with thofe *' examples which may be faid to embody " truth, " truth, and prove by events the reaibtt" ablenefe of opinions. Prudence and " juftice are virtues,...
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