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" writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the public curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal if not to invent. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 683
1927
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 538 pages
...copies will lose all resemblance of the original. If the biographer writes from personal knowledge,-and makes haste to gratify the public curiosity, there...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825 - 538 pages
...original. If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the publick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to bide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826 - 478 pages
...example. " If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the publick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 630 pages
...world will not be indifferent to more ample communications of a similar nature. " If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their mends, even when...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827 - 576 pages
...world will not be indifferent to more ample communications of a similar nature. " If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 98

English essays - 1828 - 714 pages
...terms of approbation with which we commenced this notice. " If the Biographer, 1 ' says the author, " writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent.'' There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults and failings of their friends, even...
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 98, Part 2; Volume 144

Early English newspapers - 1828 - 742 pages
...says the autl!or, “writes from personal knowledge, and riosity, there is danger lest his intez┐est, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness overpower...fidelity, and, tempt him to conceal, if not to invent,” There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the fau,lts and fail. ings of their friends, even...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1831 - 602 pages
...example. " If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the pubi ick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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Murphy's essay. The rambler. The adventurer. The idler. Rasselas. Tales of ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...it, and how soon a succession of copies will lose all resemblance of the original. If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the public curiosity, there is danger least his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835 - 368 pages
...behold." Pom.] what he himself recommended, both by his precept and his example: — " If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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