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" Whatever merit these Discourses may have, must be imputed in a great measure to the education which I may be said to have had under Dr. Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to the credit of these Discourses if I could say it with... "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 268
by Tobias George Smollett - 1803
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The gentleman's and connoisseur's dictionary of painters

Matthew Pilkington - 1840
...Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to the credit of these Discourses if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...single sentiment to them; but he qualified my mind to thiuk justly. No man had, like him, the faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. Perhaps...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...to the credit of these discourses it'l could say it witli truth, that he contributed even a simile sentiment to them ; but he qualified my mind to think justly. No man luid, like him, the faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. Perhaps other men might...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 17

1846
...Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to the credit of these Discourses if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...my mind to think justly. No man had, like him, the art of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. Perhaps other men might have equal knowledge, but...
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The Life and Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1853 - 369 pages
...Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to the credit of these Discourses, if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...my mind to think justly. No man had, like him, the art of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. Perhaps other men might have equal knowledge, but...
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Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and ..., Volume 1

Shearjashub Spooner - 1853 - 322 pages
...I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to the credit of these Discourses if I could eay it with truth, that he contributed even a single sentiment...my mind to think justly. No man had, like him, the art of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. Perhaps other men might have equal knowledge, but...
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The Life and Writings of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Allan Cunningham - 1860 - 369 pages
...Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to the credit of these Discourses, if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...my mind to think justly. No man had, like him, the art of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. Perhaps other men might have equal knowledge, but...
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Anecdote biography

John Timbs - 1860
...diverting conjecture from his real assistant :" however, he adds : " I do not mean to say he contributed a single sentiment to them, but he qualified my mind to think justly." Mr. SW Singer then, in No. 320, comes to the rescue ; and refers to a letter among the manuscripts...
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Rise and Progress of Painting

Edmund Edward ANTROBUS - 1862 - 207 pages
...Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to the credit of these discourses if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even a single sentiment to them." In 1773 Sir Joshua Reynolds was elected Mayor of Ms native town, and in the same year had the honour...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 120

1866
...have had under Dr. Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to their credit if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. The observations which he made on poetry, on life, and on everything about us, I applied to our art.'...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 120

1866
...have had under Dr. Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it certainly would be to their credit if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking. The observations which he made on poetry, on life, and on everything about us, I applied to our art.'...
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