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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...own authority4, that by his recommendation the poems of Blackmore5, Watts6, Pomfret7, and Yalden8, could say it with truth, that he contributed even...them ; but he qualified my mind to think justly.' Northcote's Reynolds, ii. 282. See ante, \. 245. 1 The error in grammar is no doubt Boswell's. He was...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...own authority4, that by his recommendation the poems of Blackmore5, Watts6, Pomfret7, and Yalden8, could say it with truth, that he contributed even...them ; but he qualified my mind to think justly.' Northcote's Reynolds, ii. 282. See ante, \. 245. ' The error in grammar is no doubt Boswell's. He was...
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Studies in Pedagogy

Thomas Jefferson Morgan - 1888 - 355 pages
...education which I may be said to have had under Dr. Johnson. I do not mean to say that he contributed a single sentiment to them, but he qualified my mind...faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking." Locke says: " It is thinking that makes what we read ours." The power to think, to observe, analyze,...
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The Ohio Educational Monthly and the National Teacher: A Journal ..., Volume 39

1890
...for further atttainment. Examiners should find a way to weed out all such. Dr Johnson when he said, "No man had, like him, the faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking." Skill in teaching is something to be striven for. Study and practice are the great means of attainment....
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Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Claude Phillips - 1894 - 415 pages
...Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it would certainly be to the credit of these Discourses if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking." The great difficulty in dealing, even in the merest outline, with the biography of Reynolds, is the...
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Johnsonian Miscellanies, Volume 2

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1897
...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 2 ; but he qualified my mind to think justly. No man had, like him, the faculty of teaching inferior...
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Sir Joshua Reynolds: His Life & Art

Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower - 1902 - 144 pages
...imputed, in a great measure, to the education which I may be said to have had under Dr Johnson. . . . He qualified my mind to think justly. No man had,...faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking." Reynolds' pocket, or note-books, in which he jotted down from year to year the names of his sitters,...
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The Salon and English Letters: Chapters on the Interrelations of Literature ...

Chauncey Brewster Tinker - 1915 - 290 pages
...Johnson. I do not mean to say, though it would certainly be to the credit of these Discourses if I could say it with truth, that he contributed even...to them : but he qualified my mind to think justly. . . . The observations which he made on poetry, on life, and on everything about us, I applied to our...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 4

1845
...certainly would be to the credit of these discourses if I could say it with truth, that he contributed a single sentiment to them ; but he qualified my mind to think justly. The observations which he made on poetry, on life, and on everything about us, I applied to our art,...
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Aspects of Doctor Johnson

...to-day. "No man", said Sir Joshua Reynolds, who was a very acute observer of the contemporary scene, "had like him the faculty of teaching inferior minds the art of thinking", and not less, to use Johnson's own expression, "the art of living". JOHNSON AND THE LAW "Sin," said...
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