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" Were I a father, I should take a particular care to preserve my children from these little horrors of imagination, which they are apt to contract when they are young, and are not able to shake off when they are in years. "
The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers - Page 70
by British essayists - 1802
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Joseph Addison - 1778
...terrify one another. Were I a father, I fhould take a particular care t preferve my children from thefe little horrors of imagination, which they are apt...contract when they are young", and are not able to fhake off when they are in years. I have known a foldier that has entered a breach, affrighted at his...
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no. 75-110, Jan. 25, 1780-May 27, 1780

1781
...apprehenfions, and has cautioned parents to be particularly careful to preferve their children from. thofe little horrors of imagination which they are apt to...contract when they are young, and are not able to fhake off when they grow up. He juftly obferves, that, next to a clear judgement and a good confcience,...
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The Spectator. ...

1789
...I mould take a particular care to preferve my children from thefe little horrors and imaginations, which they are apt to contract when they are young, and are not able to make off when they are in years. I have known a foldier that has entered a breach, affrighted at his...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803
...terrify one another. Were I a father, I should take a particular care to preserve my children from these little horrors of imagination which they are apt to...contract when they are young, and are not able to shake oft' when tlrey are in years. I have known a soldier that has entered a breach, affrighted at his own...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803
...terrify one another. Were I a father, I should take a particular care to preserve my children from, these little horrors of imagination which they are apt to contract when they are young, and are not able toshake off when they are in years. I have known a soldier that has entered a breach, affrighted at...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

1804
...I should take a particular care to preserve my children from these little horrors and imaginations, which they are apt to contract when they are young, and are not able to shake off when they are in years. I have known a soldier that has entered a breach, affrighted at bis own shadow, and look...
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The British Essayists, Volume 35

Alexander Chalmers - 1807
...of the Gentoo, the pilgrimages of the Mahometan, the severe fasts observed in the Greek chureh, with numberless other instances that might be mentioned....conscience, a sound imagination is the greatest blessing oft life. Perhaps it might be going too far to attribute to this essay of Mr. Addison the reformation...
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The British Essayists, Volume 6

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...terrify one another. Were I a father, I should take a particular care to preserve my children from these little horrors of imagination, which they are apt...are young, and are not able to shake off when they are in years. I have known a soldier that has entered a breach, affrighted at his own shadow, and look...
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The Spectator in miniature: being a collection of the principle ..., Volume 1

Spectator The - 1808
...terrify one another. Were I a father, I should take a particular care to preserve my children from these little horrors of imagination, which they are apt to contract when they are young, and are not ahle to shake off when they are in years. I have known a soldier that has entered a hreach, affrighted...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...terrify one another. Were I a father, I should take a particular care to preserve my children from these little horrors of imagination, which they are apt...are young, and are not able to shake off when they are in years. I have known a soldier that has entered a breach, affrighted at his own shadow; and look...
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