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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: An essay on the life and genius of ... - Page 97
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind...of copies will lose all resemblance of the original *.' I am fully aware of the objections which may be made to the minuteness on some occasions of my...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind...of copies will lose all resemblance of the original V I am fully aware of the objections which may be made to the minuteness on some occasions of my detail...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...observable particularities, f nd the grosser features of his mind ; and it may be easily imagined bow much of this little knowledge may be lost in imparting...succession of copies will lose all resemblance of the original."6 I am fully aware of the objections which may be made to the minuteness on some occasions...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803
...acquaintance, except -by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features f his mind ; and it may be easily imagined how much...this little knowledge may be lost in imparting it, >cL. ii. . n and how scon a succession of copies will lose all re•emblance of the original. If the...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson

1806
...acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser feature* of his mind ; and it may be easily imagined how much...little knowledge may be lost in imparting it, and how soon^a succession of copies will lose all resemblance .of the original. If the biographer writes from...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind...copies will lose all resemblance of the original." 6 I am fully aware of the objections which may be: made to the minuteness on some occasions of my detail...
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The British Essayists, Volume 20

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind;...the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and make* haste to gratify the publick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude,...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...tradition. We know how few can portray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind...personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the publick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...tradition. We know how few can portray a livirig acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind...personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the publick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...tradition. We know how few can portray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind...haste to gratify the public curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him...
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