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" There are indeed, some natural reasons why these narratives are often written by such as were not likely to give much instruction or delight, and why most accounts of particular persons are barren and useless. If a life be delayed till interest and envy... "
The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby]. - Page 285
by Samuel Johnson - 1825
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1763
...why moft accounts of particular perfons are barren and ufelefs. If a life be delayed till intereft and envy are at an end, we may hope for, impartiality, but muft expect little intelligence; for the incidents which give excellence to biography are of a volatile...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785
...why mod accounts of particular, psrfons are barren and ufelefs. If a life be delayed till interclt and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but muft ex-, peel little intelligence; for the incidents S i which which give excellence to biography...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...why moft accounts of particular perfons are barren and ulelefs. If a life be delayed till intereft and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but muft expect little intelligence ; for the incidents which give excellence to biography are of a volatile...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...why moft accounts of particular perfons are barren and ufelefs. If a life be delayed till intereft and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but muft expect VOL. V. C c little lirtlc intelligence; for the incidents which give excellence to biography...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...why moft accounts of particular perfons are barren and ufelefs. If a life be delayed till intereft and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but muft expect little intelligence -, for the incidents which give excellence to biography are of a volatile...
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The rambler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...why moft accounts of particular perfons are barren and ufelefs. If a life be delayed till intereft and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but mull expect little intelligence ; for the incidents which give excellence to biography are of a volatile...
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The Monthly Review

1795
...biographical preface. *' If (as Juhnfon remarks in oneof his Ramblers) alifebedelayed, till intereli and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but MC mult expeft little intelligence;" and though, as he alloremarks in the fame paper, the biographer...
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The Monthly Review

1795
...biographical preface. *' If (as Juhnfon remarks in oneof his Ramblers) alifebedelayed, till intereli and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but MC mult expeft little intelligence;" and though, as he alloremarks in the fame paper, the biographer...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1795
...biographical preface. " If (as Juhnfon remarks in oneof his Ramblers) alifebedelayed till intereft and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but we muft expe£l little intelligence;" and though, as he alfo remarks in the fame paper, the biographer...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others].

1801
...why moft accounts of particular perfons are barren and ufelefs. If a life be delayed till intereft and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but muft expect little intelligence ; for the incidents which give excellence to biography are of a volatile...
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