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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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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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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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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 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...incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence trith which the world is not yet acquainted ; and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt." These,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - 639 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 by any other. To revengfe reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence with which the world...
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Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the ...

J. C. D. Clark, Jonathan Charles Douglas Clark - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 270 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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Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660-1785

Stuart Sherman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 323 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 by any other. . . . [The poems are] too long to be remembered, and the language formerly had nothing written. The...
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 219 pages
...other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; not can it be shewn by any other ... to revenge reasonable...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt. (9: 118) Macpherson tried to convince William Strahan, the publisher of the Jon niey, to remove the...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - Philosophy - 2000 - 241 pages
...about promulgating his own doubts. In the Journey, he writes, "The editor, or author [ie, Macpherson] , never could shew the original; nor can it be shewn...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt" (118). His private reasoning on the matter is, however, still more sceptical. In talks with Boswell,...
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"Homer des Nordens" und "Mutter der Romantik": James Macphersons Ossian und ...

Wolf Gerhard Schmidt, Howard Gaskill - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 1417 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...acquainted; and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt.69 Johnsons Attacken gegen Ossian stehen in unmittelbarem Zusammenhang mit der von ihm vertretenen...
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Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-century Britain

John T. Lynch - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 218 pages
...Western Islands is well known: "The editor, or author, never could shew the original," he complained. "To revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence,...insolence, with which the world is not yet acquainted." Thus his insistence that "It would be easy to shew it if he had it."51 As he said to Boswell, "Let...
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