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" Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit in the world. One of these is the cry against the evil of luxury. Now the truth, is that luxury produces much good. Take the luxury of buildings in London. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 316
by James Boswell - 1807
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
...tranfmitted from book to book, and gain credit in the worldt One of thefe is the ery againft the evil Pf - . of luxury. Now the truth is, that luxury produces much good. Take the luxury of build^ ings in London. Does it not produce real advantages in the conveniency and elegance of accommodation,...
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Public Characters

Alexander Stephens - 1799
...characterized his social, life. MXL MR. [ 25 J MR. SHERIDAN. IT has been justly remarked by Dr. Johnson that, " many things, which are false, are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit in the •world." This observation may be applied to the different memoirs of Mr. Sheridan, which have been published....
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...remember this remark of Sir Thomas Brown's, ' Do the devils lie? No; for then Hell could not subsist.'" " Many things which are false are transmitted from book...luxury of buildings in London. Does it not produce real advantages in the conveniency and elegance of accommodation, and this all from the exertion of industry...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...because we are surer of the odiousness of the onej than of the error of the other.—JOHNSON.. " Sir, I agree with him; for the infidel would be guilty of any crime, if he were inclined to it."—A general Officer asked him, what he thought of the spirit of infidelity, which was so prevalent.—/....
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Introductory remarks

Wakefield, Edward - 1812
...very few." Hosnvcll's Life of Johnson, vol. ii. p. 219. On another occasion, this great man said: " Many things which are false, are transmitted from...that luxury produces much good. Take the luxury of the buildings in London ; does it not produce real advantage hi the conveniency and elegance of accommodation,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1816
...because we are surer of the odiousness of the one, than of the errour of the other. JOHNSON. " Sir, I agree with him ; for the infidel would be guilty of any crime if he were inclined to it." 4J "Many things which are false are transmitted 1775. from book to book, and gain credit in the world....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...because we are surer of the odiousness of the one, than of the error of the other. Johnson. Sir, I agree with him; for the infidel would be guilty of...false are transmitted from book to book, and gain creHit in the world. One of these is the cry against the evil of luxury. Now the truth is, that luxury...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...because we are surer of the odiousness of the one, than of the error of the other. — JOHNSON. " Sir, I agree with him; for the infidel would be guilty of any crime, if he were inclined to it." — A general Officer asked him, what he thought of the spirit of infidelity, which was so prevalent....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...of the one, than of the error" of the other. Johnson. Sir, I agree with him; for the infidel wouíd be guilty of any crime if he were inclined to it."...London. Does it not produce real advantage' in the conveniency and elegance of accommodation, and this all from the exertion of industry ? People will...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...enlogy : ' Sir, we could not have had a better dinner had there been a synod of cooks.' " He said, " Many things which are false are transmitted from book...London ; does it not produce real advantage in the conreniency and elegance of accommodation, and this all from the exertion of industry ? People will...
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