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" Johnson told me, that he went up thither without mentioning it to his servant, when he wanted to study, secure from interruption ; for he would not allow his servant to say he was not at home when he really was. ' A servant's strict regard for truth,... "
Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) - Page 92
by Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1861 - 531 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 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: Life

James Boswell - 1799
...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...apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself.' I am, however, satisfied that every servant, of any degree of intelligence, understands saying his...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...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...apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself' I am, however, satisfied that every servant, of any degree of intelligence, understands saying his...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...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
...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...apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself." 1 am however, satisfied that every servant, of any degree of intelligence, understands saying his master...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 9

1811
...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...merely a form of 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...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 9

1811
...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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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...was not ut home when he really was. "A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) mustbeweakened by such a practice. A philosopher may know that it...a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishes. 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, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...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...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 he will tell many...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 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 distinguishes. If I accustom a servant to lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he will tell...
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