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" The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general: if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. "
Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ... - Σελίδα 19
των Samuel Johnson - 1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Τόμος 2

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 σελίδες
...ought in fuch cafes to be given. He faid, " The value of every ftory depends on its being true. A ftory is a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general : if it be falfe, it is a picture of nothing. For inftance : fuppofe a man fhould tell that Johnfon, before fetting...

Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 σελίδες
...over." " The value of every ftory (he faid) depended on its being truc. A ftory is a picture cither of an individual or of human nature in general : if it be falle, it is a picture of nothing. For inftance : fuppofe a man fhould tell that Johnfon, before fetting...

The Projector: A Periodical Paper, Τόμος 3

Alexander Chalmers - 1815
...the essence of a story consists in its truth. "The value of every story," says Dr. Johnson, " depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...general ; if it be false, it is a picture of nothing." " It is more from carelessness about truth, than from intentional lying, that there is so much falsehood...

The Projector: A Collection of Essays, in the Manner of the ..., Τόμος 3

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...essence of a story consists in its truth. " The value of every story," says Dr. Johnson, " depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...general ; if it be false, it is a picture of nothing." " It is more from carelessness about truth, than from intentional lying, that there is so much falsehood...

The life of Samuel Johnson, Τόμος 2

James Boswell - 1820
...in such cases to be given. He said, The Value of every story depends on its being true. A story ig a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general : ¡fit be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose» unan should tell that Johnson,...

The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Τόμος 3

James Boswell - 1821
...them; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...it is a picture of nothing. For instance: suppose a § leased us, but as collections of ludicrous images. OHNSON. " Foote is quite impartial, for he tells...

The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Τόμος 3

James Boswell - 1821
...them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value- of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose ;t man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross the Alps, sat down...

The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1825 - 352 σελίδες
...pole to pole, as the phoenix of convivial felicity, we are disappointed in his company. He has always been at me; but I would do Jack a kindness rather...setting out for Italy, as he had to cross the Alps, c 2 sat down to make himself wings. This many people would believe ; but it would be a picture of nothing....

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

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 σελίδες
...them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends re wit than I, and struck it out." Let it, however, be remembered, fur Italy, as he had to cross the Alps, sat down to make himself wings. This many people would believe...

The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nuthing. For instance, suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he...




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