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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 Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ... - Σελίδα xvi
των James Boswell - 1890 - 526 σελίδες
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of ..., Τόμος 1

James Boswell - 1799
...negligent about the performance. They rarely afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themselves writing a life, when...evanescent kind, such as soon escape the memory, "and are transmitted8 by tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent...

Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Τόμος 1

James Boswell - 1799
...negligent about the performance. They rarely afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themselves writing a life, when...evanescent kind, such as soon escape the memory, 'and are transmitted 2 by tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...negligent about the performance. They rarely afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themselves writing a life, when...evanescent kind, such as soon escape the memory, and are transmitted by tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent...

Select British Classics, Τόμος 6

1803
...improperly and barbarously, of the phrase noble Gentleman, beeause either word included the sense of both. There are, indeed, some natural reasons why these...to biography are of a volatile and evanescent kind, suchas soon escape The memory, and are rarely transmitted by tradition. We know how few can portray...

The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Τόμος 2

1806
...improperly and barbarously of the phrase noble Gentleman, because either word in-, eluded the sense of both. There are, indeed, some natural reasons why these...soon escape the memory, and are rarely transmitted by jtradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Τόμος 1

James Boswell - 1807
...negligent about the performance. They rarely afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themselves writing a life, when...rarely transmitted by tradition. We know how few can pourtray a living acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the...

The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...improperly and barbarously of the phrase noble Gentleman, because either word included the sense of both. There are, indeed, some natural reasons why these...prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind ; and it may be easily imagined how much of this little knowledge may be lost...

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Τόμος 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...an end, we may hope for impartiality, but must expect VOL. IV. Cc " little little intelligence ; fof the incidents which give excellence to biography are...transmitted by tradition. We know how few can portray a livirig acquaintance, except by his most prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser...

Works, Τόμος 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...improperly.-and barbarously of the phrase noble Gentleman, because either word ineluded the sense of both. There are, indeed, some natural reasons why these...prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind ; and it may be easily imagined how much of this little knowledge may be lost...

The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Τόμος 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...useless. If a life be delayed till interest and envy are at an end, •we may hope for impartiality, hut must expect little intelligence ; for the incidents...prominent and observable particularities, and the grosser features of his mind ; and it may be easily imagined how much of this little knowledge may be lost...




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