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" I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. "
Memoirs of William Stevens, esq. [by sir J.A. Park.]. - Page 2
by sir James Allan Park - 1825 - 139 pages
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 3

1750
...motions of armies, and the fchemes of confpirators. I have often thought, that there has rarely pafped a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be ufeful. For not only every man has in. the mighty mafs of the world great numbers in the fame condition...
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The Works ...: With the Author's Life and Character, Notes [etc ..., Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1761
...SWIFT, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. A Late writer juflly obfcrves, that " there has " rarely pailed a life of which a judicious and " faithful narrative would not be ufeful. For" (adds he) " not only every man has, in the mighty mafs " of the world, great numbers in...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785
...motions of armies, and the fchemes of conipirators. I have often thought that there has rarely paflfed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be ufcful. For not only every man has, in the mighty mafs of the world, great numbers in the fame condition...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...motions of armies, and the fchemes of confpirators. I have often thought that there has rarely pafled a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be ufeful. For, not only every man has, in the mighty mafs of the world, great numbers in the fame condition...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...motions of armies, and the fchemes of confpirators. I have often thought that there has rarely pafTed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be ufeful. For, not only every man has, in the mighty mafs of the world, great numbers in the fame condition...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800
...interest, or more widely diffuse instruction to every diversity of condition.' Hence Johnson infers, that there has, rarely passed a life, of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. The fa&s which constitute the excellence of biography are of an evanescent kind, and rarely transmitted...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...motions of armies, and the fchemes of confpirators. I have often thought that there has rarely pafled a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be ufeful. For, not only every man has, in the mighty mafs of the world, great numbers in the fame condition...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803
...consultation of senates, the motions of armies, and the schemes of conspirators. I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. For not only every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers in the same condition with...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...distrest, And hissing Infamy proclaims the rest. Vanity of Human Wifhej. BIOGRAPHY. There has, perhaps, rarely passed a life, of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. For 'not only every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers in the same condition with...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 2

1806
...VoL. II. E of senates, the motions of armies, and the schemes of conspirators. I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. For, not only every man has, in the mighty mass of the world, great numbers in the same condition with...
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