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" A servant's strict regard for truth, (said he) must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher may know that it is merely a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason... "
Autobiography Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (T - Page 271
by Hester L. S. Thrale Piozzi - 1861 - 506 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

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: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 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...a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he...
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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...a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. 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, 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 - Authors, English - 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...merely a form of denial; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 9

Religion - 1811
...servant to sav he was not at home, when he really was. Л servant's strict regard for truth, said he, must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher...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 will tell many lies...
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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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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...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...such nice distinguishes. If I accustom a servant to lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself?" He said, " Human...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 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...are such nice distinguishes. If I accustom a servant lo lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself?" He said, "...
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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...a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers. И' I accnstom a servant to tell a lie for me, have I not reason to apprehend that...
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