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" Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit in the world. One of these is the cry against the evil of luxury. Now the truth is, that luxury produces much good. Take the luxury of buildings in London. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson: LL. D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the ... - Seite 178
von James Boswell - 1844
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1791 - 608 Seiten
...be guilty of any crime if he were inclined to it." * " Many things which are falfe are tranfmitted from book to book, and gain credit in the world. One of thefe is the cry againft the evil of luxury. Now the truth is, that luxury produces much good. Take...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Band 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 464 Seiten
...tranfmitted from book to book, and gain credit in the worldt One of thefe is the ery againft the evil Pf - . of luxury. Now the truth is, that luxury produces much good. Take the luxury of build^ ings in London. Does it not produce real advantages in the conveniency and elegance of accommodation,...
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Public Characters

1799 - 614 Seiten
...25 J MR. SHERIDAN. IT has been justly remarked by Dr. Johnson that, " many things, which are false, are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit in the •world." This observation may be applied to the different memoirs of Mr. Sheridan, which have been published....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1807 - 526 Seiten
...the infidel would be guilty of any crime if he were inclined to it." " Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit...London. Does it not produce real advantage in the convenjency and elegance of accommodation, and this all from the exertion of industry ? People will...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from ..., Band 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807 - 228 Seiten
...Brown's, ' Do the devils lie? No; for then Hell could not subsist.'" " Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit...luxury of buildings in London. Does it not produce real advantages in the conveniency and elegance of accommodation, and this all from the exertion of industry...
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Introductory remarks

Wakefield, Edward - 1812 - 810 Seiten
...Johnson, vol. ii. p. 219. On another occasion, this great man said: " Many things which are false, are transmitted from Book to book, and gain credit...that luxury produces much good. Take the luxury of the buildings in London ; does it not produce real advantage hi the conveniency and elegance of accommodation,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Band 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 536 Seiten
...were inclined to it." " Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain creHit in the world. One of these is the cry against the...buildings in London. Does it not produce real advantage ID the convenis-nry and elegance of accommodation, and this all from the exertion of industry ? People...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 678 Seiten
...Brown's, ' Do the devils lie? No ; for then Hell could not subsist.' " " Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit...luxury of buildings in London. Does it not produce real advantages in the conveniency and elegance of accommodation, and this all from the exertion of industry...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Band 2

James Boswell - 1820 - 550 Seiten
...the infidel wouíd be guilty of any crime if he were inclined to it." " Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit...industry ? People will tell you, with a melancholy fuce^ how many builders are in gaol. It is plain they are in gaol, not for building ; for rents are...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 372 Seiten
...have had a better dinner had there been a synod of cooks.' " He said, " Many things which are false are transmitted from book to book, and gain credit...all from the exertion of industry ? People will tell yon, with a melancholy face, how many builflers are in gaol. It is plain they are in gaol, not for...
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