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" A Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist, who does not love Scotland better than truth ; he will always love it better than inquiry : and if falsehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it. "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 79
by Alexander Chalmers - 1815
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Scotish [sic] Song, Volume 1

Joseph Ritson - 1714
...found. fociety. Dr. Johnfon, indeed, is of opinion that " a Scotchman muft be a very fturdy moralift, who does not love Scotland better than truth ; he will always love it," he fays, " better than inquiry : and, if falfehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 52

1775
...feduced by their Jondnefs for their fuppofed anceftors. A Scotchman nrjit be a very fturdy moralil}, who does not love Scotland better than truth; he will always love it better than inquiry ; and if fa'fehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to de-left it. Neither ought the Er.glijh...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1775 - 268 pages
...feduced by their fondnefs for their fuppofed anceftors. A Scotchman muft be a very fturdy moralift, who does not love Scotland better than truth : he will always love it better than inquiry ; and if falfehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to dete& it. Neither ought the Englim to be...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1775 - 384 pages
...their fondnefs for their fuppofed anceftors. A Scotchman muft be a very fturdy moralift, who does j not love Scotland better than truth; he will always love it better than inquiry : and if falfehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it. Neither ought the EngliJJj to...
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Remarks on Dr. Samuel Johnson's Journey to the Hebrides: In which are ...

Donald MacNicol - 1779 - 371 pages
...fed need by their fondnefs for their fuppofed anccftors. A Scotchman muft be a very 'fturdy moralift, who does not love Scotland better than truth ; he will always love it better than inquiry ; and, if falfehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to deted it." As an impofture is the laft...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...Boswell a second time (ante, ii. 356) returns to Johnson's assertion that 'a Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist who does not love Scotland better...truth ; he will always love it better than inquiry.' Works, ix. 1 16. 1 See ante, p. 44. ' A protest may be entered on the part of most Scotsmen against...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

John Hawkins - 1787 - 605 pages
...feduced by their * fbndnefs for their fuppofed anceftors. A Scotch* man muft be a very fturdy moralift, who does not * love Scotland better than truth; he...will always ' love it better than inquiry : and, if falfhood flatters * his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it. c Neither ought the Englifh...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

John Hawkins - 1787 - 602 pages
...feduced by their ' * fondnefs for their fuppofed anceftors. A Scotchf man muft be a very fturdy moralift, who does not * love Scotland better than truth ; he...will always ' love it better than inquiry : and, if falfhood flatters f his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it.' * Neither ought the Englifh...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...their f fondnefs for their fuppofed anceftors. A Scotchc man muft be a very fturdy moralift, who docs not ' love Scotland better than truth ; he will always ' love it better than inquiry : and, if falihood flatters ' his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it. * Neither ought the Englilh...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Political tracts. Political essays ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...feduced by their fondnefs for their fuppofed anceftors. A Scotchman mufl be a very flurdy rnoralift, who does not love Scotland better than truth ; he will always love it better than enquiry : and if falfehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to detedt it. Neither ought...
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