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" It is indisputably evident that a great part of every man's life must be employed in collecting materials for the exercise of genius. Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered... "
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by Thomas Gray - 1835
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The poems, with critical notes; a life of the author; and an essay on his ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816 - 446 pages
...transcribing one short passage from one of his Discourses.* " It is indisputably evident (he says) that a great part of every man's life must be employed in...more than a new combination of those images which hare been previously gathered and deposited in the memory. Nothing can come of nothing. He who has...
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The British Prose Writers...: Sir J. Reynolds's discourses

1819 - 332 pages
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Universal Science Or the Cabinet of Nature and Art, Comprising ..., Volume 2

Alexander Jamleson - 1821 - 456 pages
...imagination, which, however, should never exceed the bounds of probability. It is indisputably evident that a great part of every man's life must be employed in...nothing; he who has laid up no materials, can produce no combination. He should study the works of former artists, learn what subjects they have painted, and...
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Elements of Science and Art: Being a Familiar Introduction to ..., Volume 2

John Imison - 1822 - 488 pages
...never exceed the bounds of probability. " It is indisputably evident," says Sir J. Reynolds, " that a great part of every man's life must be employed in...; he who has laid up no materials, can produce no combination. " He should study ,the works of former artists, learn what subjects they have painted,...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 7

Perry Fairfax Nursey - 1827 - 472 pages
...16, Fleet-st. MUSEUM, REGISTER, JOURNAL, AND GAZETTE. No. lag.] SATURDAY, JUNE 16, Ø7. [Price 3d. " Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than...of those images which have been previously gathered anil deposited in the memory ; nothing can be mnde of nothing ; he who lias leid up DO materials, can...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - 1829 - 354 pages
...can, when they perish, grieve. Waller. — From the French. XCIV. It is indisputably evident that a great part of every man's life must be employed in...gathered and deposited in the memory: nothing can be made of nothing: he who has laid up no materials, can produce no combination. — Sir J. xcv. An...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 2

Laconics - 1829 - 358 pages
...them can, when they perish, grieve. Waller.—From the French. XCIV. It is indisputably evident that a great part oF every man's life must be employed in...little more than a new combination of those images wiiich Have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory: nothing can be made of nothing: he...
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Crisis, and National Co-operative Trades' Union Gazette, Volumes 1-2

1833 - 480 pages
...THINKING. Extracted from the WORKS of ANCIENT and .MODERN AUTHORS. It is indisputably evident that a great part of every man's life must be employed in...gathered and deposited in the memory: nothing can be made of nothing : he who has laid no materials, can produce no combination. Sir JuJiua Reynolds....
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838 - 360 pages
...who does not appear to be pleased with him, self.—Steels. 848. It is undisputably evident that a great part of every man's life must be employed in...gathered and deposited in the memory. Nothing can be made of nothing. He who has laid up no materials can produce no combination.—Sir J. Reynolds....
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The Journal of Civilization: Established for the Promotion of Civilization ...

1851 - 428 pages
...attention. — 7fer. Dr. Me All. KATZIUALS REQUIRED FOR IHVENTIOW. IT is indisputably evident that a great part of every man's life must be employed in collecting materials for the exercise of genins. Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have...
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