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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 303
by Ossian - 1807
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Johnsoniana

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Richard Cumberland - 1884 - 479 pages
...an imposture. He adds, " The editor, or author, never could 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." This reasoning carries with it great weight. It roused the resentment of Mr. Macpherson. He sent a...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1884
...an imposture. He adds, " The editor, or author, never could 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." This reasoning carries with it great weight. It roused the resentment of Mr. Macpherson. He sent a...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1885
...news-papers: "Dr. Johnson having asserted in his late publication, that the translator of Ossian's poems never could shew the original, nor can it be shewn by any other ; I hereby declare that the originals of Fingal and other poems of Ossian, lay in my shop for many...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887
...that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could 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.' See ante, ii. 126. * Taxation no Tyranny. See post, under March 21, 1775. 3 See ante, p. 265. 4 In...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...gentleman was an attorney. Boswell's Life of Johnson, ii. 126. Audacity Audacity the last Refuge of Guilt : To revenge reasonable incredulity by refusing evidence...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt. Works, U. 115. Authority : IT must always be the condition of a great part of mankind to reject and...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...gentleman was an attorney. Boswell's Life of Johnson, ii. 126. Audacity the last Refuge of Guilt : To revenge reasonable incredulity by refusing evidence...acquainted; and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of Works, ix. n5. IT must always be the condition of a great part of mankind to reject and embrace tenets...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Aphorisms and apothegms - 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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JAMES MACPHERSON

BAILEY SAUNDERS - 1894
...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

Samuel Johnson - 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

Samuel Johnson - 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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