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" Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides - Σελίδα 15
των James Boswell - 1885
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...published 5 with all formality): 'Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his life time and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the...as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit. 1 Let Dr Smith consider: Was not Mr Hume blest with good health, good This letter, though shattered...
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...admiring testimony as to the great skeptic's peace of mind before death, and his final judgment of Hume as "approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly...perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit," was more than Hume's many enemies could stomach (Corr., 221). Smith would later reflect, in a sentiment...
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