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" Nothing is more idle than to inquire after happiness, which nature has kindly placed within our reach. The way to be happy is to live according to nature, in obedience to that universal and unalterable law with which every heart is originally impressed;... "
The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal - Page 429
by Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - 1759
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the monthly review

SEVERAL HANDS - 1759
...defire will be no longer our torment, and no roan (hall be wretched but by his own fault." " This, raid a philofoper, who had heard him with tokens of great...heart is originally imprefled ; which is not written n it by prcctpt) but engraven by defliny; not inftiUed by tducatw* but infujtd at our nativity*....
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1759 - 165 pages
...our torment, and no I man man fhall be wretched but by his own fault." " This, faid a philofbpher, who had heard him with tokens of great impatience,...heart is originally imprefled ; which is not written on it by precept, but engraven by deftiny, not inftilled by education, but infufed at our nativity....
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1783 - 304 pages
...already come, when none are wretched but by their own fault. Nothing is more idle, than to inquire after happinefs, which nature has kindly placed within...law with which every heart is originally imprefled j which is not written on it by precept, but engraven by deftiny, not inftilled by education, but infufed...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...longer our torment, and no man {hall be wretched but by his own fault." ct This, faid a philofopher, who had heard him •with tokens of great impatience,...heart is originally imprefled ; which is not written on it by precept, but engraven by deftiny, not inftilled by education, but infufed at our nativity....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Tales and visions: The history of ...

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...longer our torment, and no man fhall be wretched but by his own fault." " This, faid a philofopher, who had heard him with tokens of great impatience,...unalterable law with which every heart is originally impreflTed ; which is not written on it by precept, but engraven by deftiny, not inftillcd by education,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...longer our torment, and no man {hall be wretched but by his own fault." " This, faid a philofopher, who had heard him with tokens of great impatience,...happy is to live according to nature, in obedience to thatuniverfal and unalterable law with which every heart is originally impre/Ted ; which is not written...
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The Novelist's Magazine, Volume 23

English fiction - 1788
...but by their ' own fault. Nothing is more idle, than ' to enquire after happinefs, which na• ture has kindly placed within our reach. The way to...unalterable law ' with which every heart is originally ' impruTuI ; which is net written on it 1 by precept, but engraven by deftiny, • not inttilled by...
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1790 - 304 pages
...time is already come, when none are wretched but by their own fault. Nothing is more idle, than to to enquire after happinefs, which nature has kindly...heart is originally imprefled ; which is not written on it by precept, but engraven by deftiny, not inftilled by education, but infufed at our nativity....
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A dissertation upon the Greek comedy, translated from Brumoy. General ...

Arthur Murphy - 1792
...longer our torment, and no man fhall be wretched but by his own fault." " This, faid a philofopher, who had heard him with tokens of great impatience,...heart is originally imprefled; which is not written on it by precept, but engraven by deftiny, not inftilled by education, but infufed at our nativity....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...already come, when none are wretched but by their own fault. Nothing is more idle, than to inquire after happinefs, which nature has kindly placed within...heart is originally imprefled ; which is not written on it by precept, but engraven by deftiny, not inftilled by education, but infufed at our nativity....
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