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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.: Including a Journal of a Tour to ..., Τόμος 3

James Boswell - 1831
...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...would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing. ******* i (naming a worthy friend of ours), used to think a story, a story, till I showed him that...

The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the ..., Τόμος 3

James Boswell - 1831
...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...would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing. ******* i (naming a worthy friend of ours), used to think a story, a story, till I showed him that...

Regimental Coventry; as it is at present acted upon in the British army

James Connell (army surgeon.) - 1837
...dancing on the wind, Admir'd while fleeting, like the smoke, ayvay !" " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture, either of...general ; if it be false, it is a picture of nothing." DR. JOHNSON. AT length, after various delays and disappointments, and when I was most gallantly stripped...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Τόμος 2

James Boswell - 1843
...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...setting out for Italy, as he had to cross the Alps, sat aown to make himself wings. This many people would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing....

The Life of Samuel Johnson: LL. D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1844
...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...would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing. *******(i) (naming a worthy friend of ours) used to think a story, a story, till I showed him that...

The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Τόμος 2

James Boswell - 1851
...: " I shall give myself nor trouble about the matter." He said, " 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 r if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson,...

The Quarterly Review, Τόμος 109

1861
...Student.' , • >. I t ' He said, " The value of every story depends on iu being true. A story it a picture of an individual, or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing." ' — Boswell's ' Ljpj,pf Jphuaw." i n- ' •;: • i i" , gems gems of history to bo distinguished...

Appletons' Journal

1879
...that " Johnson once said : ' The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture of an individual or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing.' " This is equally true of reports of conversations. Are we then, adopting Mr. Hayward's classification,...

The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 σελίδες
...be given. He said, ' The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture cither of an individual or of human nature in general ; if...that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he hod to cross the Alps, sat iliiwn to make himself wings. This many people would believe ; but it would...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 σελίδες
...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...an individual or of human nature in general ; if it S be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before...




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