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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist - Page 104
by James Boswell, John Sharpe - 1820 - 178 pages
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1798 - 446 pages
...fellow does not think as he fpeaks he is tying; and I fee not what honour he can propofe to himfelf from having the character of a liar. But if he does really think that there is no diftineHon between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves oor houfes, let us count our fpoons. There...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...is lying ; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a lyar. But if he does really think that there is no distinction...when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons'.' Sir David Dalrymple, now one of the Judges of Scotland by the title of Lord Hailes, had contributed...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1799
...is lying; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a lyar. But if he does really think that there is no distinction...when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons." Sir David Dalrymple, now one of the Judges of Scotland by the title of Lord Hailes, had contributed...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...is lying; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a lyar. But if he does really think that there is no distinction...when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons'.' Sir David Dalrymple, now one of the Judges of Scotland by the title of Lord Hailes, had contributed...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...if the fellow does not think as he speaks he is lying; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a liar. But if...when he leaves our houses, let us count our spoons. There is (said he) in human nature a general inclination to make people stare; and every wise man has...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...is lying ; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a lyar. But if he does really think that there is no distinction...when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons." Sir David Dalrymple, now one of the Judges of Scotland by the title of Lord Hailes, had contributed...
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1817
...is lying; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a lyar. But if he does really think that there is no distinction...when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons." Sir David Dulrymple, now one of the Judges of Scotland by the title of Lord Hailes, had contributed...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...if the fellow does not think as he speaks he is lying ; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a liar. But if...when he leaves our houses, let us count our spoons. There is (said he) in human nature a general inclination to make people stare ; and every wise man...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...is lying; and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a lyqr. But if he does really think that there is no distinction between virtne and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our honses let ns count our spoons." Sir David Dalrymple,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1821
...if the fellow does not think as he speaks, he is lying : and I see not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a liar. But if...when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons." Sir David Dalrymple, now one of the Judges of Scotland by the title of Lord Hailes, had contributed...
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