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" I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; nor can it be shewn by any other; to revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence, with... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 301
by Ossian - 1807
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1888 - 323 pages
...Audacity Audacity the last Refuge of Guilt : To revenge reasonable incredulity by refusing evidence 1 is a degree of insolence with which the world is not...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt. Works, ix. n5. Authority : IT must always be the condition of a great part of mankind to reject and...
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The Life and Letters of James Macpherson: Containing a Particular Account of ...

Thomas Bailey Saunders - Bards and bardism in literature - 1894 - 327 pages
...that which we have seen. The editor, or author, could never show the original; nor can it be shown by any other. To revenge reasonable incredulity by...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt." Goldsmith said of Johnson, with great truth, that although he had a roughness in his manner, no man...
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Johnsonian Miscellanies, Volume 1

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Authors, English - 1897
...these, and such like reasons, Johnson calls the whole an imposture. He adds, ' The editor, or author, never could shew the original, nor can it be shewn...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt *.' This reasoning carries with it great weight. It roused the resentment of Mr. Macpherson. He sent...
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Johnsonian Miscellanies, Volume 1

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Authors, English - 1897
...these. and such like reasons, Johnson calls the whole an imposture. He adds, ' The editor, or author, never could shew the original, nor can it be shewn...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt 2.' This reasoning carries with it great weight. It roused the resentment of Mr. Macpherson. He sent...
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Dr. Samuel Johnsons verhältnis zur französischen literatur

Robert Kleuker - Comparative literature - 1907 - 165 pages
...l believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original ; nor can it be shewn by any other lt would be easy to shew it if he had it; but whence could Sobifon beuft ^ier an einen 23nef SJoltaire§...
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Influence of Ossian on English Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth ...

Daisy Pearl Blum - 1916 - 290 pages
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Contemporary Criticisms of Dr. Samuel Johnson, His Works, and His Biographers

John Ker Spittal - Literary Criticism - 1923 - 412 pages
...I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original ; nor can it be shewn...audacity is the last refuge of guilt. It would be easy to shew it if he had it ; but whence could it be had. It is too long to be remembered, and the language...
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Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: And Boswell's Journal ...

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1924 - 511 pages
...I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original ; nor can it be shewn...audacity is the last refuge of guilt. It would be easy to shew it if he had it ; but whence could it be had ? It is too long to bf; remembered, and the language...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson, Together with Boswell's Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Hebrides - 1934 - 543 pages
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Scottish Eccentrics ...

Hugh MacDiarmid - Eccentrics and eccentricities - 1936 - 320 pages
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