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" Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his... "
Leisure Hours in a Country Parsonage; Or Strictures on Men, Manners, and Books - Page 103
by John Keefe Robinson - 1850
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...a just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble authour and his editor. ' Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward' : a scoundrel,...religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble aiithour and his editor. " Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel,...religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...this memorable sentence upon the noble authour and his editor. 'Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward1: a scoundrel, for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 112

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, William Empson, Macvey Napier, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1860
...within the range of Dr. Johnson's rough remark on Bolingbroke's literary bequest to Mallett : ' Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward a scoundrel,...' the resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a ' beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his death.' The editor's grand mistake,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 139

1874
...Mallet, to the great offence of what Boswell calls all 'well-principled men,' Dr. Johnson exclaimed, ' Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward: a scoundrel...charging ' a blunderbuss against religion and morality; and a coward ' because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left ' half-a-crown to a beggarly...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...a just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble authour and his editor. " Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel...against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had no resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 54

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1835
...which Dr. Johnson pronounced on the posthumous appearance of Bolingbroke's philosophical works : ' Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward ; a scoundrel...blunderbuss against religion and morality; a coward, because lie had not resolution to fire it off himself, but * We find in the Hurdwicke Papers (Coxe, ii. 342)...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1816
...with a just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the author and his editor : " Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward: a scoundrel,...religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble author and his editor. " Sjr, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for...against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had no resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for ..., Volume 22

Thomas Bayly Howell, Thomas Jones Howell - 1817
...sentence upon the noble author and his editor. Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a soundrel, for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left halfa-crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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