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" Life, he must represent- it really as it was :" and when I objected to the danger of telling that Parnell drank to excess, he said, that " it would produce an instructive caution to avoid drinking, when it was seen, that even the learning and genius of... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Seite 354
von James Boswell - 1821
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Samuel Johnson & the Impact of Print

Alvin B. Kernan - 1989 - 357 Seiten
...might be known to others, including his official biographer. He often told Boswell that if a writer "professes to write A Life, he must represent it really as it was," but despite this repealed view of biography as the full truth, including peculiarities and vices, he...
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Isaac Newton: Eighteenth Century Perspectives

Emeritus Professor of History of Science and Technology A Rupert Hall, Alfred Rupert Hall, Isaac Newton - 1999 - 215 Seiten
...ignored. But Johnson was not always consistenr: on another occasion he was said to remark: '1f a man is to write A Life, he must represent it really as it was . . .', warts and alL But again, Johnson might well have drawn a distinction between conduct and work;...
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Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Peter France, William St Clair - 2004 - 350 Seiten
...approved of frankness: 'If a man is to write a Panegyrick he may keep vices out of sight', he commented, 'but if he professes to write a life, he must represent it as it really was'.7 Carlyle, defending what was regarded by some as a shockingly disloyal life of Sir...
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The Monthly Review

Sir Henry John Newbolt, Charles Hanbury-Williams - 1902
...man is to write A Panegyrick" said Dr. Johnson, " he may keep vices out of sight ; but if he proposes to write A Life, he must represent it really as it was." Mr. Henley comes forward with a claim which we respect, a claim to do a public service. We owe him...
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