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" Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them short of hanging. "
Essays, biographical, critical, and historical: illustrative of the Rambler ... - Page 404
by Nathan Drake - 1809
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1791 - 516 pages
...fubjects in America. For, as early as 1769, I was told by Dr. John Campbell, that he had faid of them, " Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them fhort of hanging." Of this performance I avoided to talk with him ; for I had now formed a clear and...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...fellow-subjects in America. For, as early as 1769, I was told by Dr. John Campbell, that he had said of them, " Sir, they are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them short of hanging." Of this performance I avoided to talk with him ; for I had now formed a clear and settled opinion,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...fellow-subjects in America. For, as early as 1769, I was told by Dr. John Campbell, that he had said of them, " Sir, they are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them short of hanging." Of this performance I avoided to talk with him; for I had now formed a clear and settled opinion, that...
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical, illustrative of the Rambler ...

Nathan Drake - 1809
...•notwithstanding the last was undertaken at the ex.• Murphy's edition of John«oH, vol. 8, p. 201. t Life of Johnson, vol. 2. p. 321. press desire of...excellence, should ever be induced to dip it in party politics.f By the publication, in 1775, of his Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, Johnson...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1809
...erninent, and had voluntarily engaged in the contest, he would have expressed himself with the samp, vehemence and partiality. As early as 1769, speaking...apology, and it must be greatly regretted by every goud and xvise man, that Johnson, whose pen had been productive of so much moral excellence, should...
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1817
...fellow-subjects in America. For, a< early as l769. I was told by Dr. John Campbell, that he had said of them, " Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for uny thing we allow them short of hanging." Оf this performance I avoided to talk with him ; for I...
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An Appeal from the Judgments of Great Britain Respecting the United States ...

Robert Walsh - Public opinion - 1819 - 512 pages
...and Eve emigrated from Newgate." — Critical Review, thirdLseries, vol. iii. . " The Americans aig_a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them, short of hanging. "— Dr. Johnson — ap. Boswell. vol. ii. - -- • t Cotonial uivil History, p. 235. PART I. from...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...subjects in America. As a proof of this, Dr. Campbell asserts, that as early as 1769, he said of them, " Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be...thankful for any thing we allow them short of hanging." Thus too, he burst out into a violent declamation against the Corsicans, of whose heroism Boswell talked...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...subjects in America. As a proof of this, Dr. Campbell asserts, that as early as 1769, he said of them, " Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them short of hangirfg." Thus too, he burst out into a violent declamation against the Corsicans, of whose heroism...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...by Dr. John Campbell, that he had said of them, " Sir, they are a race of convicts, and -.n .- lit to be thankful for any thing we allow them short of hanging." Of this performance I avoided to talk with him ; for I had now formed a clear and settled opinion,...
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