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" ... his life has been a miracle of thirty years ; which to relate were not history, but a piece of poetry, and would sound like a fable. "
Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies]. By ... - Page 334
by Samuel Johnson - 1804
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 392 pages
...and that he had feen feveral Countries : But what moft awakens Curiofity, is his folemn Afiertion, that * His Life has been a Miracle of thirty Years ; which ' to relate, were not Hiftory but a Piece of Poetry, ' and would found like a Fable.' There is, undoubtedly, a Senfe in which...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 428 pages
...and that he had feen feveral Countries : But what moft awakens Curiofity, is his folemn Affertion, that • His Life has been a Miracle of thirty Years; which ' to relate, were not Hiftory but a Piece of Poetry, ' and would found like a Fable.' There is, undoubtedly, a Senfe in which...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 650 pages
...Aftronomy; and that he had feen feveral countries: but what moft awakens curiofity is, his folemn aifernon, that " his life has been a miracle "of thirty years; which to relate were not hiftory, " but a piece of poetry, and would found like a fable." There is, undoubtedly, a fenfe in...
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Lives of eminent persons. Letters. Prayers. Index

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 558 pages
...and that he had feen feveral countries ; but what moft awakens curiofity is, his folemn aflertion, that " his life has been " a miracle of thirty years ; which to relate were not " hiftory, but a piece of poetry, and would found J* like a fable." There is, undoubtedly, a fenfe...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 548 pages
...and that he had seen several conntries ; bnt what most awakens cnriosity is, his solemn assertion, " his life has been a miracle of thirty years ; which to relate were not history, bnt a piece of poetry, and wonld sonnd like a fable." There is, npdonbtedly, a sense in which all life...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1812 - 402 pages
...he declares, that, besides the dialects of different provinces, he understood six languages; that he was no stranger to astronomy: and that he had seen...what most awakens curiosity is, his solemn assertion, " his life has been a miracle of thirty years; which to relate were not history, but a piece of poetry,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 560 pages
...he declares, that, besides the dialects of different provinces, he understood six languages; that he was no stranger to Astronomy ; and that he had seen...history, but a piece of poetry, and would sound " like a' fable." There is, undoubtedly, a sense in which all life is miraculous ; as it is an union of powers...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 872 pages
...declares, that, besides the dialects of different provinces, he understood six languages ; that he was no stranger to Astronomy ; and that he had seen...history, but a piece of " poetry, and would sound like a fable." There is, undoubtedly, a sense in which all life is miraculous ; as it is an union of powers...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816 - 564 pages
...dialects of different provinces, he understood six Ian*guages ; that he was no stranger to Astronomy j and that he had seen several countries ; but what...history, but a piece of " poetry, and would sound like a fable.*' There is, undoubtedly, a sense in which all life is miraculous ; as it is an union of powers...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 476 pages
...declares, that besides , the dialects of different provinces, he understood six languages ; that he was no stranger to astronomy ; and that he had seen...history, but a piece of poetry, and would sound like a fable." There is, undoubtedly, a sense in which all life is miraculous ; as it is an union of powers...
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