Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...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...
Full view - About this book

Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 pages
...inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. idler, NO. ta. Truth: 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...
Full view - About this book

The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 pages
...absurd and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, well. " I have never recovered from the last dreadful...however, yet remains to mend, " If you have the Latin For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
Full view - About this book

The Living Age ..., Volume 124

1875
...Alvanley expressed his high satisfaction at the manner in which the affair had been carried through. "The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture of an individual, or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing." This...
Full view - About this book

The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900
...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...
Full view - About this book

The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 pages
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
Full view - About this book

Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...and vicious sayings imputed to them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, ' e Charter- For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he had to cross...
Full view - About this book

Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...truth, that it may the better please those who hear it.' ' The value of every story,' said Johnson, ' depends on its being true. A story is a picture either...general ; if it be false, it is a picture of nothing.' HosweWs/oAnson, ii.433* For 'the natural desire of man to propagate a wonder' see ante, COWLEY, 5....
Full view - About this book

Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 pages
...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....nature in general: if it be false, it is a picture of 1776] VERACITY 265 nothing. For instance: suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before setting out...
Full view - About this book

The Forum, Volume 5

1887
...inventions of "The Castle of Otranto" Dr. Johnson raised the formidable club of his logic. Said he, •' A story is a picture either of an individual or of...general. If it be false, it is a picture of nothing." The eccentric characters in "Evelina" were criticised sharply by Macaulav. " They are rare," said he,...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF