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" History of his Own Times,' is very entertaining. The style, indeed, is mere chit-chat. I do not believe that Burnet intentionally lied ; but he was so much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find out the truth. He was like a man who resolves to regulate... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 247
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...was fo much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find out the truth. He was like, a man who refolves to regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will...whether the watch is right ,or not." Though he was not difpofed to talk, he was unwilling that I fhould leave him ; and when I looked at my watch, and told...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...was fo much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find out the truth. He was like a man who refolves to regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will not inquire whether the watch ft right or not." Though he was not difpofed to talk, he was unwilling that I fhould leave him ; and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...chit-chat. I do not believe that Burnet intentionally lyed ; but he was fo much prejudiced, that he took.no pains to find out the truth. He was like a man who refolves to regulate his time by a certain watch i but will not inquire whether the watch is right...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1798 - 446 pages
...The ftyle indeed is mere chit-chat. I do not believe that Burnet intentionally lied ; but he was fo much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find out the truth. He was like a man who refolves to regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will not enquire whether the watch is right...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...The style, indeed, is mere chit-chat. I do 1773. not believe that Burnet intentionally lyed ; but he was so much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find...regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will not enquire whether the watch is right or not." Though he was not disposed to talk, he was unwilling that...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...entertaining. Tiro style indeed is mere chit-chat. I do not believe that Jkirnet mtcntionally lied; but he was so much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find...regulate his time by a certain watch; but will not enquire whether the watch is right or npt," . Such was Johnson's sensibility, and so much was he affected....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...entertaining. The style, indeed, is mere chit-chat. I do not believe that Burnet intentionally lyed ; but he was so much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find...regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will not enquire whether the watch is right or not." tell Mrs. Williams that we were coming to drink tea 1773....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...leseen our reverence for it. If therefore it be introduced at all, it should be with very great caution. that he took no pains to find out the truth. He was like a man who reĢ solves to regulate his time by a certain watch; but will not enquire whether the watch is right...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...entertaining. The style indeed is chit-chat. I do not believe that Biirnet in.tentionally lied; but lie was so much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find out the truth. He •ysTas like a man who resolves to regulate his time by a certain watch; but will not enquire whether...
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Johnsoniana: From Boswell's Life of the Great Lexicographer and Moralist ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 355 pages
...entertaining: the style, indeed, is mere chitchat. I do not believe that Burnet intentionally lied ; but he was so much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find...will not inquire, whether the watch is right or not." Goldsmith being mentioned — JOHNSON. " It is amazing how little Goldsmith knows : he seldom comes...
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