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" To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship,... "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 118
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...himfelf with any denomination of Proteitants : we know rather what he was not, than what he was. Ho was not of the church of Rome ; he was not of the...invigorated and reimprefled by external ordinances, by Hated calls toworfhip, and the falutary influence of example. Milton, who appears to have had full...
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Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton: To which are Added Milton's Tractate of ...

Francis Blackburne - 1780 - 381 pages
...Church of Rome, nor of the Church of England. If not, to what purpofe is the following reflection ? " To be of no church is dangerous. " Religion, of which the rewards are " diftant, " diflant, and which is animated only " by faith and hope, will glide by de" grees out of the mind,...
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REMARKS ON JOHNSON'S LIFE OF MILTON.

Francis Blackburne - 1780 - 381 pages
...Church of Rome, nor of the Church of England. If not, to what purpofe is the following refledtion ? " To be of no church is dangerous. " Religion, of which the rewards are " diftant, [ io8 J" *t diftant, and which is animated only " by faith and hope, will glide by de" grees out of...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

1780
...was not, than what he was. H was not of the church of Rome; he was not of the church of England. 4 To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are ditlant, and which is animated only by Faith and Hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unlcfs...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...Milton's religion is, no doubt, juftly founded, and is applicable to many who have not his piety : ' To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are dillant, and which is animated only by Faith and Hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unlefi...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...quod fequeretur. He had determined rather what to condemn, than what to approve. He has not aflbciated himfelf with .any denomination of Proteftants : we...invigorated and reimprefled by external ordinances, by frated calls to worfhip, and the falutary influence of example. Milton, who appears to- have had full...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...quad ftqueretur. He had determined rather what to condemn, than what to approve. He has not aflbciated himfelf with any denomination of Proteftants : we...only by Faith and Hope, will glide by degrees out of tbe mind, unlefs •it be invigorated and reimprefted by external ordinances, by ftated .calls to worfhip,...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral ...

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 209 pages
....• • . • P. of Abifliniv p. 40. RELIGION. V — -i l :.'• , • .'' ' '.: •:.'' . i •' TO be of no church, is dangerous. Religion, of which...degrees out of the mind, unlefs it be invigorated, and re-impreffed by external ordinandes ' , by ftateii calls to wodhip, and the falutary influence of example....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...was not, than what he was. He was not of the church of Rome; he was not of the church of England *. O To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which...invigorated and reimprefled by •external ordinances, by flated calls to worfhip, and tiie falutary influence of example. Milton, who appears to have had full...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...Baudius lays of Erafmus feems applicable to him, tnagis habuit quod fugeret, quani quod fiqueretur. He had determined rather what to condemn, than what...degrees out of the mind, unlefs it be invigorated and reimpreffed by external ordinances, by ftated calls to worfhip, and thefalutary influence of example....
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