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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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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822 - 472 pages
...such terms as he thought suited to one who had not acted as a man of 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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1823 - 436 pages
...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 a...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1824 - 426 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 cat ries with it great weight. It roused the resentment of Mr. Macpherson. He sent a...
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The Scotsman's Library: Being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts ...

James Mitchell - Scotland - 1825 - 740 pages
...poems, says he) 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: A journey to the western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 728 pages
...believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or authour, 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 504 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 Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Essay on the life and genius of Dr. Johnson ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 508 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 works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 508 pages
...an impost-tire. 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 h great weight. It roused the resentment of Mr. Macpherson. He sent a threatening...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 508 pages
...imposture. He adds, " The editor, or author, never could show the original, nor can it be showniby any other. To revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825 - 750 pages
...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 refusing evidence, is a degree of nsolence with which the world is not yet acquainted ; and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt....
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