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" Sir, a man has no more right to say an uncivil thing, than to act one ; no more right to say a rude thing to another than to knock him down. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 306
by James Boswell - 1821
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The British Essayists: The Adventurer

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...expressed rather extravagantly, does honour to his humanity. He declared he was glad that his father had left his affairs in total ruin, because having...he was not under the temptation of having slaves. Dr. JOHNSON used to repeat this with a warmth of approbation *. Of his share in the ADVENTURER, Mr....
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...Langton that Johnson said to him, " Sir, a man has no more right to say an uncivil thing, than to act one; no more right to say a rude thing to another than to knock him down." On some occasion he observed, '* Though many men are nominally entrusted with the administration of...
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The British Essayists;: Adventurer

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...expressed rather extravagantly, does honour to his humanity. He declared he was glad that his father had left his affairs in total ruin, because having no estate, he was not under the temptation of haying slaves. Dr. JOHNSON used to repeat this with a warmth of approbation *. Of his share in the...
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The British Essayists;: Adventurer

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...extravagantly, does honour to his humanity. He declared he was glad that his father had left his afl'airs in total ruin, because having no estate, he was not under the temptation of having slaves. Dr. JOHNSON used to repeat this with a warmth of approbation *. Of his share in the ADVENTURER, Mr....
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...said. Johnson to Mr. Langton with a warmth of approbation, " declared, that he was glad that his father had left his affairs in total ruin; because, having...he was not under the temptation of having slaves." f / • Boswejl's life of Johnson, Vol. 1. p. 208. note, t Boiwell'i life of Mason, Vol. 4, p. 37....
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...said Johnson to Mr. Langton with a warmth of approbation, " declared, that he was glad that his father had left his affairs in total ruin; because, having no estate, he was not uridtr the temptation of having slaves."f-'' • • . ..'. —i , • ,- i ii - - : ,; til' !i * Boswell's...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...Johnson «aid to him &r, a man has no more right to say an uncivil thing, than lo act oneno more r.ght to say a rude thing to another than to knock him down...(said he with a warmth of approbation) declared, he wa. glad that hie father, who wa. a West- Indian plants hod left h„ affaire in total ruin, because...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...Langton, that Johnson said to him, " Sir, a man has no more right to say an uncivil thing, than to act one; no more right to say a rude thing to another than to knock him down." On some occasion he observed, " Though many men are nominally entrusted with the administration of...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...Langton, that Johnson said to him, Sir, a man has no more right to say an uncivil thing, than lo act one; no more right to say a rude thing to another than to knock him down. My dear friend Dr. Bathuret, («aid he with a warmth of approbation) declared, he wit» glad that his father, who was...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...Langton that Johnson said to him, " Sir, a man has no more right to say an uncivil thing, than to act one ; no more right to say a rude thing to another, than to knock him down." No. XV. CONVERSATION. ON this subject, .Johnson laid down the following general rules : " Never speak...
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