Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: QUINTESSENCE & more

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QUINTESSENCE (QUINTE’SSENCE) n.s.[quinta essentia, Lat.]1. A fifth being.

From their gross matter she abstracts the forms, And draws a kind of quintessence from things. Davies.

The ethereal quintessence of heav’n Flew upward, spirited with various forms, That rowl’d orbicular, and turn’d to stars. Milton.

They made fire, air, earth, and water, to be the four elements, of which all earthly things were compounded, and supposed the heavens to be a quintessence or fifth sort of body distinct from all these. Watts’s Logick.2. An extract from any thing, containing all its virtues in a small quantity.

To me what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me, nor woman neither. Shakesp. Hamlet.

Who can in memory, or wit, or will, Or air, or fire, or earth, or water find. What alchymist can draw, with all his skill, The quintessence of these out of the mind. Davies.

For I am a very dead thing, In whom love wrought new alchymy, For by his art he did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations and lean emptiness. Donne.

Paracelsus, by the help of an intense cold, teaches to separate the quintessence of wine. Boyle.

Let there be light! said God; and forthwith light Ethereal, first of things, quintessence pure, Sprung from the deep. Milton’s Paradise Lost, b. vii.

When the supreme faculties move regularly, the inferior passions and affections following, there arises a serenity and complacency upon the whole soul, infinitely beyond the greatest bodily pleasures, the highest quintessence and elixir of worldly delights. South’s Sermons.

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@BlueBaddieBey If you pay attebtion to her career you would get why EIL is the quintessence of Mrs. Carter.

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@TheTwinPowers "The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition."

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@NWteambeverage “The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” ― Thomas Love Peacock, Melincourt; Or Sir Oran Hautton

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@_motivatedmind "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." – Samuel Johnson

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@TonyDarnell Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. Dr. Samuel Johnson

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@VirtualCurency The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Samuel Johnson

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@Gilbert_Hub Your aspirations are your possibilities. ~ Samuel Johnson

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@nickmaizy Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

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@Sbinhussain "Clear your mind of cant." – Dr. Samuel Johnson

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@EUGDPRToday The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. – Samuel Johnson

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