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" So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew the natural joy of a free and vigorous use of his limbs : when he walked, it was like the struggling gait of one in fetters ; when he rode, he had no command or direction of his horse, but was carried... "
The Prosaic Garland: Consisting of Upwards of Two-hundred Pieces Selected ... - Page 70
by John Evans - 1807 - 260 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides," is here adopted. extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew the natural joy of a free and vigorous ufe of his limbs: when he walked, it was like the ftruggling gait of one in fetters; when he rode,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...the natural joy of a free and vigorous ufe of his. limb»: whan he walked, it was like the ftruggling gait of one in fetters; when he rode, he had no command or direction of his horfe, but was carried as if in a balloon. That with his conftitution and habits of life he fhould...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 8

1792
...of organs, that his vifual perceptions, as far as they extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew the natural joy of a free and vigorous ufe of his limbs : when he walk'd, it was like the itruggling gait of one in, fetters ; when he rode,...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1792
...of organs, that his vifual perception), as far as they extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew the natural joy of a free and vigoren» ufe of his limbs: when he walk'd, it was like the draggling gait of one in fetters ; when...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...organs, that his. visual perceptions, as far as they extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his. temperament, that he never knew the natural joy of (U free and vigorous use of his limbs ; when he walked, it was like the struggling gait of one in fetters;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...gans, that his visual perceptions, as far as they " extended, were uncommonly quick and accu" rate. So morbid was his temperament, that he " never knew the natural joy of a free and vigor" ous use of his limbs. When he walked, it waa " like the struggling gait of one in fetters ;...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...of organs, that his visual preceptions, as far as they extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew...of his horse, but was carried as if in a balloon. That with his constitution and habits of life he should have lived seventy-five years, is a proof that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...of organs, that his visual perceptions, as far as they extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew...of his horse, but was carried as if in a balloon. That with his constitution and habits of life he should have lived seventy-five years, have no doubt...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...of organs, that his visual perceptions, as far as they extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew...of his horse, but was carried as if in a balloon. At different times he seemed a different man, in some respects ; not, however, in any great or essential...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...of organs, that hit visual perceptions, as far as they extended, were uncommonly quick and accurate. So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew the natural joy of a free and vigorous use of hin limits : when he walked it was like the struggling gait of one in fetters ; when he rode, he had...
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