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" The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general: if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. "
Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ... - Страница 19
по Samuel Johnson - 1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to ..., Том 3

James Boswell - 1831
...them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing. ******* i (naming a worthy friend of ours), used to think a story, a story, till I showed him that...

The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the ..., Том 3

James Boswell - 1831
...them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing. ******* i (naming a worthy friend of ours), used to think a story, a story, till I showed him that...

Regimental Coventry; as it is at present acted upon in the British army

James Connell (army surgeon.) - 1837
...dancing on the wind, Admir'd while fleeting, like the smoke, ayvay !" " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture, either of...general ; if it be false, it is a picture of nothing." DR. JOHNSON. AT length, after various delays and disappointments, and when I was most gallantly stripped...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to ..., Том 2

James Boswell - 1843
...them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...setting out for Italy, as he had to cross the Alps, sat aown to make himself wings. This many people would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing....

The Life of Samuel Johnson: LL. D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1844
...them ; and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...would believe : but it would be a picture of nothing. *******(i) (naming a worthy friend of ours) used to think a story, a story, till I showed him that...

The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Том 2

James Boswell - 1851
...: " I shall give myself nor trouble about the matter." He said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general r if it be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson,...

The Quarterly Review, Том 109

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1861
...Student.' , • >. I t ' He said, " The value of every story depends on iu being true. A story it a picture of an individual, or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing." ' — Boswell's ' Ljpj,pf Jphuaw." i n- ' •;: • i i" , gems gems of history to bo distinguished...

Appletons' Journal

1879
...that " Johnson once said : ' The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture of an individual or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing.' " This is equally true of reports of conversations. Are we then, adopting Mr. Hayward's classification,...

The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 страници
...be given. He said, ' The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture cither of an individual or of human nature in general ; if...that Johnson, before setting out for Italy, as he hod to cross the Alps, sat iliiwn to make himself wings. This many people would believe ; but it would...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 страници
...them, and that redress ought in such cases to be given. He said, ' The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of...an individual or of human nature in general ; if it S be false, it is a picture of nothing. For instance : suppose a man should tell that Johnson, before...




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