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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 pearls and mock pearls of history

Abraham Hayward - 1873
...pamphlet will afford 1 'He 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." ' — Boewell's ' Life of Johnson.' 9 'Historic Doubts relative to Napoleon Buonaparte.' Seventeenth...

Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with ..., Τόμος 1

Abraham Hayward - 1873
...will afford 1 ' He 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."'—Boswell's ' Life of Johnson.' a ' Historic Doubts relative to Napoleon Buonaparte.' Seventeenth...

The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1875
...had been carried through. ' 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 was a favourite axiom of Johnson's, which seems to have had no weight with. Greville or Mr. Reeve...

The Living Age, Τόμος 124

1875
...had been carried through. "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 was a favourite axiom of Johnson's, which seems to have had no weight with Greville or Mr. Reeve...

Quarterly Review, Τόμος 138

1875
...had been carried through. ' The value of every story depends on its being true. A storv is a picture of an individual, or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing.' This was a favourite axiom of Johnson's, which seems to have had no weight with Greville or Mr. Reeve...

The British Parliament ... The pearls and mock pearls of history ...

Abraham Hayward - 1878
...separated from the 1 ' He 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." '— Boswell's Life of JoKmon. dross ? How are the genuine pearls to be infallibly distinguished from...

The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw ...

sir John Bowring - 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. Hay ward's classification,...

Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...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. *******2 (naming a worthy friend of ours,) used to think a story, a story, till I shewed him that truth...

Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1888 - 323 σελίδες
...not know because they have never deceived us. idler, NO. ta. Truth: 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. Boswell's Life of Johnson, ii. 433. ' " A STORY," says Johnson, " is a specimen of human manners, and...

The Living Age ..., Τόμος 124

1875
...had been carried through. "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 was a favourite axiom of Johnson's, which seems to have had no weight with Greville or Mr. Reeve:...




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