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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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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1870 - 1344 pages
...роетя of Ossian] 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 avenge reasonable incredulity by refusing evidence is a degree of insolence with which the world is...
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The Celtic magazine, conducted by A. Mackenzie and A. MacGregor, Volume 5

Alexander Mackenzie - 1880 - 756 pages
...that which we have seen. The editor or author never could show the originals, nor can they be shown by any other. To revenge reasonable incredulity, by...insolence with which the world is not yet acquainted; and stuhborn .audacity is the last refuge of guilt. It would be easy to show them if he had them. But whence...
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Johnsoniana

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Richard Cumberland - 1884 - 538 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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Johnsoniana

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Richard Cumberland - 1884 - 546 pages
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1884 - 534 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, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1885 - 492 pages
...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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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - Hebrides - 1886 - 208 pages
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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 - 512 pages
...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, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 356 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, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 360 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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