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Religion and Morality
Virtue and Vice
482. Sin; Volition
"...no evil is insupportable but that which is accompanied with
consciousness of wrong."
Johnson: Rasselas [Princess Nekayah]
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1,827. Misery; Sin
"Religion informs us that misery and sin were produced together.
The depravation of human will was followed by a disorder of the
harmony of nature; and by that Providence which often places
antidotes in the neighborhood of poisons, vice was checked by
misery, lest it should swell to universal and unlimited
Johnson: Idler #89 (December 29, 1759)