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" He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiction, and subjects of fancy; and, by indulging some peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled... "
The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives - Page 206
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 34

1764
...fancy; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, waseminerttly delighted with thole flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by a paflive acquiefcence in popular traditions. He loved faries, genii, giants, and ' ' , leaft he pteferved...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 30

1764
...fancy ; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and...rove through the meanders of inchantment, to gaze en tho magnificence of golden palaces, to repofe by the waterfalls of Elyfian gardens. This was, however,...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

1774
...Fancy ; and by indulging fome peculiar Habits of Thought, was eminently delighted with thofe Flights of Imagination which pafs the Bounds of Nature, and...Meanders of Inchantment, to gaze on the Magnificence of gol en Palaces, to repofe by the Waterfalls of Elyfian Gardens. This was however the Character rather...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774 - 375 pages
...Fancy ; and by indulging fome peculiar Habits of Thought, was eminently delighted with thofe Flights of Imagination which pafs the Bounds of Nature, and...Acquiefcence in popular Traditions. He loved Fairies, Genii, Giant?, and Monfters ; he delighted to rove through the Meanders of Inchantment, to gaze on the Magnificence...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces. ...

1774
...Fancy ; and by indulging fome peculiar Habits of Thought, was eminently delighted with thofe Flights of Imagination which pafs the Bounds of Nature, and to which the Mind is reconciled only by a paflive Acquiefcence in popular Traditions. He loved Fairies, Genii, Giants, and Monfters ; he delighted...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...fancy ; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and...the magnificence of golden palaces, to repofe by the water- falls of Elyfian gardens. . " This was however the character rather of his inclination than...
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Prefaces,Biographical and Critical to the Works of the English Poets

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...fancy ; and by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and...popular traditions. He loved fairies, genii, giants, and monflers; he delighted to rove through the meanders of inchantment, to gaze on the magnificence of...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...fancy; and by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is recon<ciled only by a paflive acquiefoence in popular traditions- He loved fairies-, genii, giants, and monfters; he delighted...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...fancy; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and...through the meanders of inchan.tme.nt, to gaze oh the magnificence ot golden palaces, to repofe by the water-falls of Elyfian gardens. " This was...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fancy ; and, by indulging fome peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with thofe flights of imagination which pafs the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only by a paflive acquiefcence in popular traditions. He loved fairies, genii, giants, and monfters ; he delighted...
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