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" ... no man had stronger likings or aversions. His veracity was indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict even to severity ; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to say) took off from its... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Pagina 308
1823
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pagina’s
...likings or aversions. His veracity was, indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict even, to severity; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to say) took off from its real value. A story (says Johnson) should be a specimen of...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pagina’s
...that ever contended in the lists of declamation ; and perhaps no man ever equalled him in nervous and pointed repartees. His veracity, from the most trivial...so was his heart tender to those who wanted relief, and his soul was susceptible of gratitude and every kind impression. He ha"H a roughness in his manner...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 pagina’s
...likings or aversions. His veracity was, indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict, even to severity ; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to say) took off from its real value. For the rest— That beneficence which, during...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ...

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...likings or aversions. His veracity was, indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict even to severity ; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to contend) took off from it's real value. A story, he said, should be a specimen of...
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Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1826 - 237 pagina’s
...likings or aversions. His veracity was indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict even to severity ; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to say) took off from its real value. " A story (says Johnson) should be a specimen...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...common observers. His veracity was p- 234. indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict even to severity ; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to say) took off from its real value. "A story," said Johnson, " should be a specimen...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...common observers. His veracity was p- 234. indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict even to severity ; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to say) took off from its real value. "A story," said Johnson, " should be a specimen...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...likings or aversions. His veracity was, indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict, even to severity ; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which, he used to say, took off from its real value. " A story," says Johnson, " should be a specimen...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1835
...and common observers. His veracity was, indeed, from the most trivial to the most solemn occasions, strict even to severity; he scorned to embellish a story with fictitious circumstances, which (he used to say) took off from its real value. " A story," he said, "should be a specimen of...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 1

Englishmen - 1836
...that ever contended in the lists of declamation ; and perhaps no man ever equalled him in nervous and pointed repartees. His veracity, from the most trivial...so was his heart tender to those who wanted relief, and his soul was susceptible of gratitude and every kind impression. He had a roughness in his manner...
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