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" I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth. "
The Universal magazine - Pagina 353
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Johnsonian Miscellanies, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1897
...this part of my work with pleasure, which no [blame or praise of] man shall diminish or augment. I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth.' The...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 pagina’s
...he consoles himself. How much better would it have been to have ended with the prose sentence, " I ot such dissimulation impair one's honesty? Is there not some danger that a lawye I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue and confident -L- to truth." His...
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Essays from the Rambler and the Idler, with Passages from the Lives of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1901 - 179 pagina’s
...on this part of mv work with pleasure, which no blame or praise of man shall diminish or augment. I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth. Aiiruv...
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Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...which he consoles himself. How much better would it have been, to have ended with the prose sentence 'I pendent power can time defy, As rocks resist the billows and the sky.' Talking of I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth.' His...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pagina’s
...on this part of my work with pleasure, which no blame or praise of man shall diminish or augment. I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth." The...
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Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 pagina’s
...long after most epics had shriveled. An immense if quiet pride suffuses the Rambler's farewell. "I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth" (5: 320)....
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