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" It was said of Socrates that he brought Philosophy down from heaven, to inhabit among men ; and I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I have brought Philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies,... "
The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ... - Page 32
by Spectator The - 1853
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Outlines of English literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 608 pages
...the day. It was said of Socrates, that he brought philosophy down from heaven to inhabit among men. I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I...assemblies, at tea-tables, and in coffee-houses." Accustomed as we now are to a much more refined and intellectual tone of social intercourse, and to...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 478 pages
...the day. It was said of Socrates, that he brought philosophy down from heaven to inhabit among men. I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I...and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-lables, and in coffeehouses." Accustomed as we now are to a much more refined and intellectual...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 780 pages
...culture. It was said of Socrates that he brought philosophy down from heaven, to inhabit among men; I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I...assemblies, at tea-tables and in coffee-houses."* Of the success which attended the efforts of Stccle and Addison, in the reformation and improvement...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 768 pages
...culture. It was said of Socrates that he brought philosophy down from heaven, to inhabit among men ; I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I...dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and in coffce-houses."i Of the success which attended the efforts of Stcele and Addison, in the reformation...
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A Familiar Introduction to the Arts Sciences: With Original Introductory ...

Jeremiah Joyce - 1852 - 430 pages
...AND OPTICS. An appreciation and recommendation of Philosophical Knowledge and Scientific Learning. " The mind that lies fallow but a single day, sprouts...and assemblies, at tea-tables and in coffeehouses." — Spectator, Vol. i., No. 10. " How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed as dull...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1852 - 458 pages
...culture. It was said of Socrates that he brought philosophy down from heaven to inhabit among men ; I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I...and colleges, to dwell in clubs, and assemblies, at tea. tables, and coffee-houses." aimed rather at an outward than an inward improvement of his age....
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 2, Part 1

1852 - 486 pages
...ascribed to a native of Dublin — sir Richard Steele — who, by originating periodical literature, " brought philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools...and assemblies, at tea-tables and in coffee-houses '" we hope to shew in a future paper what a considerable proportion of intellect was contributed by...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 2

1852 - 892 pages
...ascribed to a native of Dublin — sir Richard Steele — who, by originating periodical literature, " brought philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools...dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and in coS'ee-houses ;" we hope to shew in a future paper what a considerable proportion of intellect was...
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The Spectator

1853 - 756 pages
...of vice and folly, into which the age is fallen. The mind that lies fallow for a single day, spruuts up in follies that are only to be killed by a constant...all well regulated families, that set apart an hour every morniug for tea and bread and butter ; and would earnestly advise them for their good to order...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1853 - 546 pages
...day, till I have recovered them out of that desperate state of vice and folly into which the age has fallen. The mind that lies fallow but a single day,...dwell in clubs and assemblies, at teatables and in eoffee-houses. I would, therefore, in a very particular manner recommend these my speculations to all...
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