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" DISORDERS of intellect,' answered Imlac, ' happen much more often than superficial observers will easily believe. Perhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate... "
Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of the Rambler ... - Page 367
by Nathan Drake - 1809 - 499 pages
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...the mind frequent, and how they were contracted. CHAP. XLIV. THE DANGEROUS PREVALENCE OF IMAGINATION. no human mind is in its right state". There is no...will be found, in whose mind airy notions do not, sotaetimes, tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...contracted. CHAP. XLIV. THE DANGEROUS PREVALENCE OF IMAGINATION. •"DISORDERS of intellect," answered Imlac, "happen much more often than superficial observers...who can regulate his attention wholly by his will, and-whose ideas will come and go at his command. No man will be found, in whose mind airy notions do...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...contracted. CHAP. XLIV. THE DANGEROUS PREVALENCE OF IMAGINATION. "DISORDERS of intellect," answered Imlac, "happen much more often than superficial observers...rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state6. There is no man, whose imagination does not, sometimes, predominate over his reason, who can...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 687 pages
...CHAPTER XLIV. The dangerous Prevalence of ImaginatiMi. *' DISORDERS of intellect," answered Jmlac, " happen much more often than superficial observers...believe. Perhaps if we speak with rigorous exactness, no huumn mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not ben» time» predominate...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1827 - 144 pages
...? CHAP. XLIV. The dangerous Prevalence of Imagination. " DISORDERS of intellect," answered Imlac, " happen much more often than superficial observers...found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannise, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 10

James Boswell - 1835
...visitation he has ascribed principally to the indulgence of imagination in the shades of solitude : — " Disorders of intellect," he remarks, " happen much...found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannise, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...visitation he has ascribed principally to the indulgence of imagination in the shades of solitude : — " Disorders of intellect," he remarks, " happen much...found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannise, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

John Wilson Croker - 1836
...visitation he has ascribed principally to the indulgence of imagination in the shades of solitude : — " Disorders of intellect," he remarks, " happen much...who can regulate his attention wholly by his will, anil whose ideas will come and go at his command. No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature ..., Volumes 9-10

1830
...prostrate before well-grounded fears of mental alienation. " Disorders of intellect," answered Imlac, " happen much more often than superficial observers...reason, who can regulate his attention wholly by his mill, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. No man will be found in whose mind airy notions...
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Johnsoniana: Or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr ...

John Wilson Croker - 1842 - 529 pages
...visitation he has ascribed principally to the indulgence of imagination in the shades of solitude: — " Disorders of intellect," he remarks, " happen much...found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannise, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy...
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