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" Writer must sustain the character of a wise man, writing for the instruction of posterity ; one who has studied to inform himself well, who has pondered his subject with care, and addresses himself to our judgment, rather than to our imagination. "
A history of New-York: from the beginning of the world to the end of the ... - Page xix
by Washington Irving - 1812
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The Analectic Magazine ...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ...

1819
...writer of history. ' The historian must sustain the character of a wise man; writing for the instruction of posterity; one who has studied to inform himself...pondered his subject with care, and addresses himself to the judgment. He must study to trace to their springs the actions and events which he records. He must...
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