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" Yes, sir: there was another fine passage too which he struck out : ' When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself, I was perpetually starting new propositions. But I soon gave this over ; for I found that generally what was new was false... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 424
by James Boswell - 1820
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Vicar of Wakefield, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - Facsimile - 1766
...young man, being anxious to diftinguijh myfelf, I was perpetually ftarting new proportions. But I foon gave this over, for I found that generally what was new was falfe." Of the former there is no trace ; but a memory of the latter feems to linger in the words of...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...man, being anxious to diftinguifh myfelf, I was perpetually flarting new propofitions : but I foon gave this over ; for I found that generally what was new was falfe." Mr. B. faid he did not like to fit with people of whom he had not a good opinion.— J. " Bat...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...a fine passage."—J. " Yes, Sir; there was another fine passage too, which he struck out: ' When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself,...for I found that generally what was new was false.'" Mr. B. said he did not like to sit with people of whom he had not a good opinion. —J. " But you must...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1816
...passage." JOHNSON. *' Yes, Sir: there was another fine passage too, which he struck out : " When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself,...over ; for, I found that generally what was new was false."2 I said I did not like to * [Dr. Burney, in a note introduced in a former page, has mentioned...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...fine passage too, which he struck out : When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish nmelf, 1 was perpetually starting new propositions. But I soon gave this over; for, 1 found that generally what was new was false. I said I did not like to sit with people of whom I had...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...fine passage." — J. " Yes, ;Sir; there was another fine passage too, which he struck out : ' When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself,...for I found that generally what was new was false.' " Mr. B. said he did not like to sit with people of whom he had not a good opinion. — J. " But you...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...passage." JOHNSON. " Yes, sir : there was another fine passage too, which he struck out : ' When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself,...for I found that generally what was new was false.' " 1 I said I did not like to sit with people of whom I had not a good opinion. JOHNSON. " But you must...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...fine passage." JOHNSON. "Yes, Sir : there was another fine passage too, which he struck out : * When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself, I was perpetually starting newpropositions. But I soon gave this over ; for, I found that generally what was new was false.'"2...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...fine passage. Johnson, Yes, sir; there was another fine passage which he struck out : ' When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself,...for I found that generally what was new was false.' The Vicar of Wakefield has long been considered one of the most interesting tales in our language....
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 352 pages
...fine passage." — J. "Yes, sir ; there was another fine passage too, which he struck out: ' When I was a young man, being anxious to distinguish myself,...this over; for I found that generally what was new, i 3 was false.' " Mr. B. said he did not like to sit with people of whom he had not a good opinion....
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