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" To teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily conversation, to correct those depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove those grievances which, if they produce no lasting calamities, impress... "
The British Essayists: The Tatler - Page xi
by Alexander Chalmers - 1803
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...overflowing with whiggifh opinions, that it might be read by the Queen, it was reprinted" in the Spectator. To teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily converfation, to correct thofe depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove thofe...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...with- whiggifh opinions, that it might be be read by the Queen, it was. reprinted' in the Spectator. To- teach the minuter decencies and: inferior duties,. to regulate the practice of daily converfation, to correct thofe depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal,. and remove thofe...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...overflowing with whiggifh opinions, that it might be read by the Queen, it was reprinted in the Spectator. To teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily converfation, to correct thofe depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove thofe...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 63

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...with whiggifh opinions, that it might be be read by the Queen, it was reprinted ' in the SpectatorTo teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily converfation, to correct thofe depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove thofe...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...(p. 74) shews, she made a small yearly allowance. 1 ' To teach the minuter decencies and inferiour duties, to regulate the practice of daily conversation,...attempted by Casa in his book of Manners, and Castiglione grew Goldsmith's love of talk. grew up at the little court of Urbino, and you should read it." I am...
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The alliance of musick, poetry & oratory

Anselm Bayly - Music - 1789 - 390 pages
...difcernment hath given a very proper character of thefe publications, foreign and domeftic, " That they ferve to teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties — to regulate the practice of daily converfation— -to correcT: thofe depravities, which are rather ridiculous than criminal — to remove...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...overftowing with whiggifh opinions, that it might be read by the Queen*, it was reprinted in the Spectator. To teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily converfation, to correct thofe depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove thofe...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...overflowing with whiggifh opinions, that it might be read by the Queen *, it was reprinted in the Spectator. To teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily converfation, to correct thofe depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove thofe...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...overflowing with whiggifh opinions, that it might be read by the Queen *, it was reprinted in the Spectator. To teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily converfation, to correct thofe depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove thofe...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...the prac- ~ tice of daily conversation, to correct those depravities which are rather jidisjlous thin criminal, and remove those grievances, which, if they...calamities, impress hourly vexation, was first attempted byOasain his book of Manners, ami Ca.^tiglipne in \\isCourtifr ; two books yet celehiat'-'d in Italy...
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