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" To be of no Church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by Faith and Hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship,... "
The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work - Page 185
by Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...than what rx> approve. He has not aflbciated himfelf with any denomination of Proteflants ; we Jcnpw rather what he was not, than. what he was. He was...is animated only by Faith and Hope, will glide by degree^ .put of the mind, unlefs it be invigojfated and reimpreffcd by external ordinances, by ftated...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1779
...Erafmus, leeros applicable to him, magis habuit quod fugerei:, quam quod fequeretur. He had deter-' mined rather what to condemn than what to approve. He has...the church of Rome ;. he was not of the church of Eng. . land. • To be of no church i dangerous.. Religion,, of which the rewards are diftant, and...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...hardly be prefented to the mind ! ' He has not affociated himfelf with any denomination of Proteftanti: we know rather what he was not, than what he was....church of Rome; he was not of the church of England. What is Tajd of Milton's religion is, no doubt, juftly founded, and is applicable to many who have...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...himfelf with any denomination of Proteflants ; we know rather what he was not, than what he was. H was not of the church of Rome; he was not of the church of England. 4 To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are ditlant, and which is animated...
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REMARKS ON JOHNSON'S LIFE OF MILTON.

Francis Blackburne - 1780 - 381 pages
...Church of Rome, nor of the Church of England. If not, to what purpofe is the following refledtion ? " To be of no church is dangerous. " Religion, of which the rewards are " diftant, [ io8 J" *t diftant, and which is animated only " by faith and hope, will glide by de" grees out of...
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Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton: To which are Added Milton's Tractate of ...

Francis Blackburne - 1780 - 381 pages
...Church of Rome, nor of the Church of England. If not, to what purpofe is the following reflection ? " To be of no church is dangerous. " Religion, of which the rewards are " diftant, " diflant, and which is animated only " by faith and hope, will glide by de" grees out of the mind,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...condemn, than what to approve. He has not aflociated himlelf with any denomination of Proteffonts : we know rather what he was not* than what he was. He was no* of the-church-'of Rome -f he was not of the chvnreh of England* ". r ' I '•. . • To be of no...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...condemn, than what to approve. He has not aflbciated himfelf with any denomination of Proteftants : w know rather what he was not, than what he was. He...church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards arc diftant, and which is animated only by Faith and Hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, unlefs...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...approve. He has not afibciated himfelf with any denomination of Proteftants: w know rather what lie was not, than what he was. He was not of the church of Rome; he was not of the church of England *. O To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are diftant, and which is animated...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...was a good rhymift, but no poet." ' Dr. Johnfon condemns his theological opinions, and feys, " that we know rather what he was not, than what he was....church of Rome ; he was not of the church of England." His political notions were thofe of an ac/imonious and furly republican. Of his juvenile performances...
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