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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 166
by James Boswell - 1807
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
...writes writes from his own mind, he writes very ra^ pidly. The greatcft part of a writer's time is fpent in reading, in order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." Mr. Bofwell argucd warmly again!! the Judges trading, and mentioned Hale as an inftance of a perfect...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...as Carte's History?"—J. " Yes, Sir. When a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book." Mr. Boswell argued warmly against the Judges trading, and mentioned Hale as an instance of a perfect...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...writea from his own mind, he writes very rapidly ? The greatest part of a writer's time is spent m in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to taake one book. I argued warmly against the Judges trading, and mentioned Hale, as an instance of a...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...as Carte's History?" — J. " Yes, Sir. When a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book." Mr. Boswell argued warmly against the Judges trading, and mentioned Hale as an instance of a perfect...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...Carte's History ?" JOHNSON. "Yes, sir: when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly : the greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book." Boswell argued warmly against the judges' trading, and mentioned Hale as an instance of a perfect judge,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly ? The greatest part of a writer's time is spent m in reading, in order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book. I argned warmly against the Judges trading, and mentioned Hale, as an instance of a perfect Judge, who...
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Johnsoniana: From Boswell's Life of the Great Lexicographer and Moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820 - 355 pages
...Carte's History ?" JOHNSON. "Yes, sir; when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly : the greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write ; a man will turu over half a library to make one book." Boswell argued warmly against the judges' trading, and...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...JOHNSON. "Yes, sir: when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly : the greatest parr of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to...man will turn over half a library to make one book." Boswell argned warmly agai nst the j udges' trading, and mentioned Hale as an instance of a perfect...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1822
...Carte's History ? " JOHNSON. " Yes, Sir; when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. 9 The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...office. JOHNSON. " Hale, Sir, attended to other things besides law; he left a great estate." BOSWELL. " That was because what he got, accumulated without...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1822
...Carte's History ?" JOHNSON. " Yes, Sir; when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. 9 The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...office. JOHNSON. " Hale, Sir, attended to other things besides law; he left a great estate." BOSWELL. " That was because what he got, accumulated without...
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