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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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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - 1989 - 262 pages
...as an unrealizable abstraction and neurosis as a universal affliction, varying of course in degree. Perhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human...will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. . . . All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity. ... By degrees the reign of fancy is...
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Médecins et médecine dans l'œuvre romanesque de Tobias Smollett et de ...

Jacqueline Labrude Estenne - 1995 - 460 pages
...Mackenzie, on mesure le triomphe discret de la tolérance envers la marginalité. En affirmant que "[p]erhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state" (Rasselas 114), Samuel Johnson attire l'attention sur le fait que tout homme est en puissance un malade...
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What's Left of Enlightenment?: A Postmodern Question

Keith Michael Baker, Peter Hanns Reill - 2001 - 203 pages
...the world's population, for good or ill. Imlac concludes that no one is safe from the imagination: 'There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes...will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. ... All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity; . . . By degrees the reign of fancy is...
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The Difference Satire Makes: Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron

Fredric V. Bogel - 2001 - 262 pages
...what is an admitted bias, such research may seem merely to update Imlac's dry remark late in Rasselas: "Perhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state." In fact, hypotheses such as the egocentricity bias can do more than this. They can help us to situate...
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Science in Culture

Peter Louis Galison, Stephen Richards Graubard, Everett Mendelsohn - 1998 - 246 pages
...population on his shoulders. Imlac reflects that no one is immune from the depredations of the imagination: "There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, . . . All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity; ... By degrees the reign of fancy is...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 pages
...traditional Christian sense of human frailty, and his distrust of egoism, pride and presump182 tion: 'There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate this attention wholly by his will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. . . . All power...
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The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry, Volume 1

William F. Bynum, Roy Porter, Michael Shepherd - 2004 - 336 pages
...with his traditional Christian sense of human frailty and distrust of egoism, pride, and presumption: 'There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate this attention wholly by his will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. No man will be...
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What Good are the Arts?

John Carey - 2006 - 286 pages
...uncertainties of our present state, the most dreadful and alarming is the uncertain continuance of reason . . . There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason . . . and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy over...
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Imagination und ihre Macht - Shakespeares Macbeth als eine frühe Form der ...

Oliver Kast - 2007 - 104 pages
...Englische Literaturgeschichte. Heidelberg: Quelle & Meyer, 5 1992. 367. Im Folgenden: Standop/ Mertner 17 There is no man, whose Imagination does not sometimes...ideas will come and go at his command. No man will be tbund in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the...
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A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World

Susanne Antonetta - 2007 - 239 pages
...you're an Alice with your distorted self waiting. Johnson, Brigham 's hero, goes so far as to say that "if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state" and writes movingly of the start of psychosis: "He who has nothing external that can divert him, must...
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