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" The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. "
Regimental Coventry; as it is at present acted upon in the British army - Page 566
by James Connell (army surgeon.) - 1837
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...absurd and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, The Value of every story depends on its being true. A story ig a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general : ˇfit be false, it is a picture...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 3

James Boswell - 1821
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value- of every story depends on its being true....general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose ;t man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...yon." Of narratives in conversation, he said, " The valne of every story depends on its being tine. A story is a picture either of an individual, or of...general ; if it be false, it is a picture of nothing : for instance — suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true....general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1825 - 352 pages
...a kindness rather than not. The contest is now over." " The value of every story (he said) depended on its being true. A story is a picture either of...general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance, suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " he press : but the printer had more wit than I, and struck it out." Let it, however, be remembered, For instance, suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out fur Italy, as he had to cross...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true....nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nuthing. For instance, suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true....general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true....general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1835
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true....general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
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