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" I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody is occasionally liable to; unsusceptible to enjoyment or pleasurable excitement; one of those moods when what is pleasure at other times, becomes insipid or indifferent; the state, I should think, in... "
Fraser's Magazine - Page 667
1873
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The Living Age, Volume 119

1873 - 892 pages
...existence. But the time came when I awakened from this as from a dream. It was in the autumn of 1826. I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody...should think, in which converts to Methodism usually arc, when smitten by their first "conviction of sin." In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put...
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Autobiography

John Stuart Mill - Economists - 1873 - 344 pages
...existence. But the time came when I awakened from this as from a dream. It was in the autumn of 1826. I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody...those moods when what is pleasure at other times, bedomes insipid or indifferent ; the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism usually...
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Contributions to Natural History and Papers on Other Subjects

James Simson - American literature - 1875 - 222 pages
...conception of my own happiness was entirely identified with this object" (p. 132). But in the year 1826 " I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody is occasionally liable to . . ; the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism usually are, when smitten by their...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 36

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1877 - 906 pages
...state of nerves, such as everybody is occasionally liable to ; unsusceptible to pleasure or enjoyment; the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism...when smitten by their first 'conviction of sin.' " In itself this was an intelligible *p. 133. This was in 1826. and harmless ailment, a pathological condition...
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The New Englander, Volume 36

Criticism - 1877 - 820 pages
...occasionally liable to; unsasceptible to pleasure or enjoyment; the state, I should think, "i which con verts to Methodism usually are, when smitten by their first 'conviction of sin.'" In itself this was an intelligible * p. 133. This waa in 1826. and harmless ailment, a pathological condition...
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Scribner's Monthly, Volume 7

Literature - 1874 - 790 pages
...It was in th« autumn of 1826. He was in a dull state of nerves, in a generally depressed state, " the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism...when smitten by their first ' conviction of sin.' " We hardly know what induced Mr. Mill to add this, whether by way of condescension to his less illuminated...
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The Burlington: A High-class Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

Helen Mathers - English literature - 1881 - 406 pages
...is an extract from that work : — " It was in the autumn of 1826, 1 was in a dull state of health, such as everybody is occasionally liable to; unsusceptible...when smitten by their first ' conviction of sin.' At first I hoped the cloud would pass away of itself, but it did not. A night's sleep, the sovereign...
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Science and Sentiment: With Other Papers, Chiefly Philosophical

Noah Porter - Philosophy - 1882 - 528 pages
...was in the autumn of 1826. He was in a dull state of nerves, in a generally depressed state, — " the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism...when smitten by their first ' conviction of sin.' " We hardly know what induced Mr. Mill to add this, — whether by way of condescension to his less...
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Soul-winning: A Course of Four Lectures Delivered Under the Auspices of the ...

Henry Flesher Bland - Pastoral theology - 1883 - 140 pages
...But the time came when I was awakened from this as from a dream. It was in the autumn of 1826. I was unsusceptible to enjoyment or pleasurable excitement...smitten by their first ' conviction of sin.' " In this depressed state of mind he continued for six months. All his notions of happiness were shattered like...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 16

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1888 - 924 pages
...of sin " made a rift in the wholeness of his faith in his mission. " It was in the autumn of 1826. I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody...pleasure at other times becomes insipid or indifferent. .... In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put the question directly to myself, ' Suppose that...
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