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" A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher may know that it is merely a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason... "
Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) - Page 271
by Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1861 - 854 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 564 pages
..." A fervant's ftrict regard for truth, (faid he) muft be weakened by fuch a practice. A philofopher may know that it is merely a form of denial ; but few feivants are fnch nice diftinguifhers. If I accuftom a fervant to tell a lye for me, have I not reafon...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...servant to say he was not at home when he really was. ' A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...servant to say he was not at home when he really was. ' A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...servant to say he was not at home when he really was. " A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher may know that it is rherelv a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I aecustom a servant to...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 514 pages
...servant to say he was not at home when he really was. " A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...merely a form of denial; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 9

1811 - 872 pages
...servant to sav he was not at home, when he really was. servant's strict regard for truth, said he, must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...denial, but few servants are such nice distinguishes. If 1 accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he will tell many lies...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1811 - 868 pages
...servant to say he was not at home, when he really was. A servant's strict regard for truth, said he, must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...that it is merely a form of denial, but few servants arc such nice distinguishes. If 1 accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 384 pages
...servant to say he was not at home, when he really was. " A servant's strict regard for truth (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...such nice distinguishes. If I accustom a servant to lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself?" He said, " Human...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 372 pages
...servant to say he was not at home, when he really was. " A servant's strict regard for truth (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...are such nice distinguishes. If I accustom a servant lo lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself?" He said, "...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
...to say he was not at home when he really was. "A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) mnst be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher may...a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. ' I accnstom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that...
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