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" Why, Sir, it is a very harmless doctrine. They are of opinion that the generality of mankind are neither so obstinately wicked as to deserve everlasting punishment, nor so good as to merit being admitted into the society of blessed spirits ; and therefore... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the Hebrides ... - Page 91
by James Boswell - 1831
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 368 pages
...by Mr Boswell,* what he thought of purgatory as believed by the Roman Catholics ? His answer was, " It is a very harmless doctrine. They are of opinion,...therefore, that God is graciously pleased to allow a middle state, where they may be purified by certain degrees of suffering. You see there is nothing...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
...proceeded : " What do you think, Sir, of Purgatory, as believed by the Roman Catholicks ?" JOUNSON. " Why, Sir, it is a very harmless doctrine. They are...society of blessed spirits ; and therefore that GOD is gracionsly pleased to allow of a middle state, where they may be purified by certain degrees of suffering....
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821 - 372 pages
...proceeded : " What do you think, sir, of purgatory, as believed by the Roman Catholics ?'' JOHNSON. " Why, sir, it is a very harmless doctrine. They are...graciously pleased to allow of a middle state, where they maybe puri- . fied by certain degrees of suffering. You see, sir, there is nothing uureasonable in...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 442 pages
...Mr. Bos well*, what he thought of purgatory as believed by the Roman Catholicks ? his answer was, " It is a very harmless doctrine. They are of opinion...therefore, that God is graciously pleased to allow a middle state, where they may be purified by certain degrees of suffering. You see there is nothing...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823 - 486 pages
...proceeded : " What do you think, sir, of Purgatory, as believed by the Roman Catholicks?" JOHNSON. "Why, sir, it is a very harmless doctrine. They are...of mankind are neither so obstinately wicked as to cedon; and I remember well that Bishop Sanderson, when the King was first restored, received the subscription...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1824 - 474 pages
...proceeded : " What do you think, Sir, of Purgatory, as believed by the Roman Catholicks ?" JOHNSON: " Why, Sir, it is a very harmless doctrine. They are...graciously pleased to allow of a middle state, where faith, but peace. I think you need make no scruple of the matter, because all that I know so understand...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1824 - 366 pages
...by Mr. Boswell,* what he thought of purgatory as believed by the Roman Catholics ? His answer was, " It is a very " harmless doctrine. They are of opinion, that " the generality of mankind are neither so ob" stinately wicked as to deserve everlasting " punishment ; nor so good as to merit being " admitted...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 504 pages
...Boswell1', what he thought of purgatory, as believed by the I ! in 1 1] catholicks ? his answer was, " It is a very harmless doctrine. They are of opinion,...therefore, that God is graciously pleased to allow a middle state, where they may be purified by certain degrees of suffering. You see there is nothing...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 514 pages
...Mr. Boswell1', what he thought of purgatory, as believed by the Roman catholicks ? his answer was, " It is a very harmless doctrine. They are of opinion,...therefore, that God is graciously pleased to allow a middle state, where they may be purified by certain degrees of suffering. You see there is nothing...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 504 pages
...Mr. Boswell1", what he thought of purgatory, as believed by the Roman catholicks ? his answer was, " It is a very harmless doctrine. They are of opinion,...punishment ; nor so good as to merit being admitted intp the society of blessed spirits ; and, therefore, that God is graciouslypleased to allow a middle...
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