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" All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained in a few pages. We can know no more than what the old writers have told us ; yet what large books have we upon it, the whole of which, excepting such parts as are taken from those old... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 253
by James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
...never before read Scotch hiftory with certainty/' : Talking of antiquarian refearehes, Johnfon faid, " All that is really known of the ancient ftate of Britain...old writers have told us ; yet what large books have x we we upon it, the whole of which, excepting fuch parts as are taken from thofe old writers, is all...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 5

Charles Brockden Brown - 1806
...Johnson said, " All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained in a few fiages. We can know no more than what the old writers have...books have we upon it, the whole of which, excepting such parts as are taken from those old writers, is all a dream, such as Whitaker's Manchester. I have...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...certainty.'* Talking of antiquarian researches, Johnson said, " All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained in a few pages. We can know...books have we upon it, the whole of which, excepting such parts as are taken from those old writers, is all a dream, such as Whitaker's ' Manchester.' I...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - 1807
...really <•-:.--:•.••.• ' of the ancient ftate of Britain, is contained in a. few f"get, ' We can know no more than what the old writers have...upon it, the whole of which, ' excepting fuch parts as~are taken from thofe old writers, ii • all a dream, fuch as Whitaker't Manchefter.— 7— I hare...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1816
...verse. " 2 We talked of antiquarian researches. JOHNSON. " All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained in a few pages. We can know...books have we upon it, the whole of which, excepting such parts as are taken from those old writers, is all a dream, such as Whitaker's ' Manchester. '...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...Johnson. All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained in a few pages. Wecon know no more than what the old writers have told us; yet what large books hare we upon it, the whole of which, excepting such parteas are taken from those old writers, is all...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...certainty." Talking of antiquarian researches, Johnson said, " All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained in a few pages. We can know...books have we upon it, the whole of which, excepting such parts as are taken from those old writers, is all a dream, such as Whitaker's ' Manchester.' I...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...Johnson. All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained ina few pages. Weeoit know no more than what the old writers have told us...books have we upon it, the whole of which, excepting such parteas are taken from those old writers, is all u dream, fucii as Whitaker's Manchester. 1 have...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...verse." 2 We talked of antiquarian researches. JOHNSON. "All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain is contained in a few pages. We can know...books have we upon- it, the whole of which, excepting such parts as are taken from those old writers, is all a dream, such as Whitaker's ' Manchester.' I...
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Ocellum Promontorium: Or, Short Observations on the Ancient State of ...

Thomas Thompson - 1824 - 286 pages
...••> SHORT OBSERVATIONS HOLDERNESS. " All that is really known of the ancient state of Britain ii contained in a few pages. We can know no more than what the old writers have told uĞ."— JOHNSON SotwelFt L\fe offaknsm, vol. 3, p. 133. HULL: PRINTED BY THOMAS TOPPING, LOWQATE....
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