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" The subject having been introduced by Dr Fordyce, Dr Blair, relying on the internal evidence of their antiquity, asked Dr Johnson whether he thought any man of a modern age could have written such poems ? Johnson replied, "Yes, Sir, many men, many women,... "
Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ... - Page 143
by Samuel Johnson - 1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 556 pages
...of Oflian, was at its height. Johnfon had all along denied their authenticity ; and, what was ftill more provoking to their admirers, maintained that they had no merit. The fubject having been introduced by Dr. Fordyce, Dr. Blair, relying on the internal evidence of their...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 464 pages
...his mind to it." Johnfon had all along denied their authenti4 * city 4 .city;" and, what was nil i more provoking to their admirers, maintained that they had no merit. The fubject having been introduced by Dr. Fordyce, Dr. Blair, relying on the internal evidence of their...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...concerning the pieces published by Mr. James Macpherson, as translations of Ossian', was at its height. Johnson had all along denied their authenticity; and,...'Yes, Sir, many men, many women, and many children* Johnson, at this time, did not know that Dr. Blair had just published a Dissertation, not only defending...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...concerning the pieces published by Mr. James Macpherson, as translations of Ossian', was at its height. Johnson had all along denied their authenticity; and,...'Yes, Sir, many men, many women, and many children* Johnson, at this time, did not know that Dr. Blair had just published a Dissertation, not only defending...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...concerning the pieces published by Mr. James Macpherson, as translations of Ossian, was at its height. Johnson had all along denied their authenticity ;...modern age could have written such poems ? Johnson repliedj " Yes, Sir, many men, many women, and many children." Johnson, at this time, did not know...
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Miscellanea Nova: Containing, Amidst a Variety of Other Matters Curious and ...

Samuel Whyte, Edward-Athenry Whyte - 1800 - 316 pages
...tranflations of Offian, was at its height. Johnfon had all along denied their authenticity, and what was ftill more provoking to their admirers, maintained that they had no merit. The fubjeift having been introduced by Dr. Fordyce, Dr. Blair, relying on the internal evidence of their...
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Miscellanea nova

Samuel Whyte, Edward Athenry Whyte - 1801 - 336 pages
...tranflatio'ns of Offian, was at its height. Johnfon had all along denied their authenticity, and what was ftill more provoking to their admirers, maintained that they had no merit. The fubject having been introduced by Dr. Fordyce, Dr. Blair, relying on the internal evidence of their...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 514 pages
...concerning the pieces published by Mr. James Macpherson, as translations of Ossian, was at its height. Johnson had all along denied their authenticity ;...Yes, Sir, many men, many women, and many children." Johnson, at this time, did not know that Dr. Blair had just, published a Dissertation, not only defending...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 466 pages
...concerning the pieces published by Mr. James Mucpherson, as translations of Ossian, was at its height. Johnson had all along denied their authenticity ;...Fordyce, Dr. Blair, relying on the internal evidence of thгir antiqmty, asked Dr. Jonhsou whether he thought any man of a modern age could have written such...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 678 pages
...with Johnson one daj', observed, that the King of Prussia valued himself upon three things: — upon being a hero, a musician, and an author. " Pretty...Johnson whether he thought any man of a modern age cou\<l \ia.Ne, such poems? Johnson replied, " Yes, Sir, many men, many women, and many children." Johnsofl...
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