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" There are two things which I am confident I can do very well: one is an introduction to any literary work, stating what it is to contain, and how it should be executed in the most perfect manner: the other is a conclusion, showing from various causes... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a Tour to ... - Page 64
by James Boswell - 1900 - 726 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...been often said, and I believe with justice, that there is for every thought a certain nice adaptation of words which none other could equal, and which,...most perfect manner ; the other is a conclusion,, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...the original. Johnson's Works, v. 36. I.— 22 ' There 338 The Preface to the DICTIONARY. [AD 1755. ' There are two things which I am confident I can do...the most perfect manner ; the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...Joshua Reynolds heard him say, ' Own not in the original. Johnson's Works, v. 36. I.— 22 ' There ' There are two things which I am confident I can do...the most perfect manner ; the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...the accumulation of authorities, and which alone may accountfor Johnson's retentive mindbeingenriched with a very large and various store of knowledge and...the most perfect manner ; the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 76

English literature - 1814
...time, and in which he gave himself credit in two particulars : — " There are two things," said he, " which I am confident I can do very well : one is an...the most perfect manner; the other is a conclusion, shewing, from various causes, why the execution has not been equal to what the author promised to himself...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...nice adaptation of words which none other could equal, and which, when a mau has been so fortunate ai to hit, he has attained, in that particular case,...the most perfect manner; the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds : Comprising Original Anecdotes of ..., Volume 1

James Northcote - Art - 1819
...time, and in which he gave himself credit in two particulars : — " There are two things," said he, " which I am confident I can do very well : one is,...most perfect manner ; the* other is a conclusion, shewing, from various causes, why the execution has not been equal to what the author promised to himself...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...been often said, and I believe with justice, that there is for every thought a certain nice adaptation of words which none other could equal, and which,...the most perfect manner: the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...been often said, and I believe with justice, that there is for every thought a certain nice adaptation of words which none other could equal, and which,...the most perfect manner: the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...been often said, and I believe with justice, that there is for every thought a certain nice adaptation of words which none other could equal, and which,...the most perfect manner : the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the authour promised to himself...
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