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" Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 126
by James Boswell - 1922
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 508 pages
...library, than Johnson ran eagerly to one side of the room, intent on poring over the backs of the books.4 Sir Joshua observed, (aside,) " He runs to the books...two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know were we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any he was so intimate with Dr. Donne, that...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 470 pages
...wheeled about and answered, Sir, the reason is very plain ; knowledge is of two kinds. We know a mbject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject ; the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
...which I perceive you have. .I'mt it seems odd that one should have such a desire to look at the barks of books. Johnson, ever ready for contest, instantly...know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any suhject ; the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1822 - 480 pages
...considerable, he said, " You are an honest man to have formed so great an accumulation of knowledge.' BURNEY.] Mr. Cambridge, upon this, politely said, " Dr. Johnson,...know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822 - 472 pages
...considerable, he said, " You are an honest man to have formed so great an accumulation of knowledge.' BURNEY.] Mr. Cambridge, upon this, politely said, " Dr. Johnson,...know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826 - 430 pages
...not, he certainly thinks those whom he flatters of consequence enough to be flattered." No sooner bad we made our bow to Mr. Cambridge in his library, than...know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831 - 584 pages
...pardon, to accuse myself, for I have the same custom which I perceive you have. But it seems odd th'a'f one should have such a desire to look at the backs...we know where we can find information upon it. When wH inquire into any subject, the first thing we have 'to do is to know what books have treated of it....
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A Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies

Samuel Warren - Law - 1835 - 580 pages
...SECTION II. HOW TO ACQUIRE A FACILITY OF REFERENCE. " Knowledge is of two kinds," said Dr. Johnson ; " we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." This is especially applicable to the study and practice of the law : for in the vast multiplicity of...
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The poetical works of ... George Crabbe, with his letters and journals, and ...

George Crabbe - 1840 - 360 pages
...should have such a desire to look at the backs of books.' Johnson, ever ready for contest, instantly answered, ' Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge...know where we can find information upon it When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do, is to know what books have treated of it This...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: The library. The village. The ...

George Crabbe - 1840 - 360 pages
...look at the backs of books.' Johnson, ever ready for contest, instantly answered, ' Sir, the reason u very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject...know where we can find information upon it 'When we enquire mto any subject, the first thing we have to do, is to know what books have treated of it. This...
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