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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 Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology, Volume 8

1855
...denies, And Bedlam joins to curse poctic lies.' " Disorders of the intellect," says Dr. Johnson, " happen much more often than superficial observers...easily believe. Perhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactncss, no human mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not somctimes...
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Rasselas

Samuel Johnson - 1856 - 93 pages
...nature and fortune, with all their bounty, cannot bestow. "DISORDERS of intellect," answered Imlac, "happen much more often than superficial observers...believe. Perhaps if we speak with rigorous exactness, no ho man mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1860 - 203 pages
...phantazo. Salutary, solus. Absurd, surdus. " DISORDERS of intellect " answered Inilao " happen much 344 more often than superficial observers will easily...found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannise, and force to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy over...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. — 327. " 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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Wisdom and Genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Prose Writings

Samuel Johnson, William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 298 pages
...our knowledge is at the time of action not present to the mind. IJKAQIJtyTION. DISORDERS of intellect 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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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...CHAPTER 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 History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

Samuel Johnson - 1879 - 117 pages
...contracted. CHAPTER XLIV. THE DANGEROUS PREVALENCE OF IMAGINATION. " DISORDERS of intellect," answered Imlac, "happen much more often than superficial observers...imagination does not sometimes predominate over his -^son, who can regulate his attention wholly by his will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command....
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The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford - 1883 - 405 pages
...CHAPTER 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 history of the caliph Vathek, by W. Beckford [tr. by S. Henley]. Also ...

William Beckford - 1883 - 405 pages
...CHAPTER 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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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 pages
...mad Astronomer in " Rassalas." Indeed, JOHNSON believed in the universality of insanity. He says : " If we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state. All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity." He ascribes the mental derangement of the...
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