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" I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth. "
The Universal Magazine - Page 3
1807
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - 1848 - 874 pages
...consoles himself. How much better would it have been to have ended with the prose sentence, "I shall never Boswell I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth." His...
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A Narrative of the Reformation at Birr, in the King's County, Ireland: Of ...

Michael Crotty - 1850 - 461 pages
...warranty in God's holy and inspired word, but are the catchpenny inventions of priestcraft, I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause. If, by this humble narrative, I shall have glorified God, vindicated the truth, promoted and encouraged...
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Leisure Hours in a Country Parsonage; Or Strictures on Men, Manners, and Books

John Keefe Robinson - 1850
...of my work with pleasure, which no blame or praise of man shall diminish or augment. I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth." The...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 11; Volume 19; Volume 41

1859
...adopt the language of Johnson in his closing sentence of the Rambler: " We shall never envy the honor which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if we can give ardor to virtue and confidence to truth." But, too frequently, other counsels prevail, other principles...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1860
...himself. How much better would it have been, to have ended with the prose sentence, " I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth." His...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pages
...consoles himself. How much better would it have been to have ended with the prose sentence, 'I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue and confidence to truth. ' His...
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Rhymes, Reasons, and Recollections from the Common-place-books of a Sexagenarian

George Biller - 1876 - 117 pages
...truth and goodness thy great masters be ; And other men may then well yield to thee. I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue and confidence to truth. Dr....
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1884
...look back on this part of my work with pleasure, which no man shall diminish or augment. I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth." The...
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Johnsoniana: Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Fanny Burney - 1884 - 432 pages
...look back on this part of my work with pleasure, which no man shall diminish or augment. I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth." The...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with the Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - 1884 - 2221 pages
...himself. How much better would it have been to have ended with the prose sentence, " I shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if I can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truth." His...
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