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Miscellaneous essays. Political tracts. A journey to the Western islands of ... - Page 352
by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy, Alexander Chalmers - 1810
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...know what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it to be false. Mr. Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries; and the result...commonly such as nullified the answer to the first.' Ib. p. 114. SATURDAY, 172 An English-bred chief tain. [Sept. 4. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. My endeavours...
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A journey to the western islands of Scotland [by S. Johnson].

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it (b be falsfeV .. Mr Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries ; and the result...were a while told, that they had an old translation oi the scriptures; and told it till it would appear obstinacy to inquire again. Yet by continued accumulation...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...it to be false. Mr Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries ; and the result of his investigation was, that the answer to the second question was commonly...answer to the first. We were a while told, that they hud an old translation of the scriptures ; and told it till it would appear obstinacy to inquire again....
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The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by ..., Volume 3

Ossian - 1807
...what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it to be false. Therefore, their answer to the second question was commonly such as nullified the answer to the first. We heard of manuscripts that were, or had been, in the hands of somebody's father or grandfather, but...
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The British Tourists: Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - 1809
...suck as nullified the answer to the first. We were awhile told, that they had an old trans. lation of the scriptures ; and told it till it would appear obstinacy to enquire again. Yet, by con. tinned accumulation of questions we -found, that the translation meant,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...know what they tell to be true, they likewise do hot distinctly perceive it to be false. Mr. Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries ; and the result...translation of the scriptures ; and told it till it would appeal obstinacy to inquire again. Yet by continued accumulation ol'questions we found, that the translation...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...know what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it to be false. Mr. Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries ; and the result...Scriptures ; and told it till it would appear obstinacy to enquire again. Yet by continued accumulation of questions we found, that the translation meant, if...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson (écrivain.) - 1816 - 208 pages
...know what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it to be false. Mr. Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries ; and the result...Scriptures ; and told it till it would appear obstinacy to enquire again. Yet by continued accumulation of questions we found, that the translation meant, if...
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The History of British India, Volume 3

James Mill - 1817
...what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it to be false. — Mr. Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries ; and the result...commonly such as nullified the answer to the first." Johnson's Journey to the Hebrides. punishment upon all. In the case of this, as of other accessary...
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The History of British India, Volume 3

James Mill - 1817 - 777 pages
...what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it to be false. — Mr. Boswell was very diligent in his inquiries ; and the result...the answer to the second question was commonly such a* nullified the answer to the first." Johnson's Journey to the Hebrides. 6 punishment upon all. In...
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