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" Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 9
1875
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble aiithour and his editor. " Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel,...had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger after his death !" Garrick, who I can attest...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...a just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble authour and his editor. ' Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward' : a scoundrel,...had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger after his death' !' Garrick, who I can attest...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...this memorable sentence upon the noble authour and his editor. 'Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward1: a scoundrel, for charging a blunderbuss against religion...had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger after his death' !' Garrick, who I can attest...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 112

1860 - 636 pages
...within the range of Dr. Johnson's rough remark on Bolingbroke's literary bequest to Mallett : — ' Sir, he was a scoundrel • and a coward — a scoundrel,...religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not ' the resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a ' beggarly Scotchman to draw the...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 139

1874 - 596 pages
...Mallet, to the great offence of what Boswell calls all 'well-principled men,' Dr. Johnson exclaimed, ' Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward: a scoundrel...charging ' a blunderbuss against religion and morality; and a coward ' because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left ' half-a-crown to a beggarly...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 514 pages
...a just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble authour and his editor. " Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel...against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had no resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 6

Francis Wrangham - 1816 - 532 pages
...with a just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the author and his editor : " Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward: a scoundrel,...had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his death." (Boswell's ' Life of Johnson')...
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ..., Volume 22

1817 - 650 pages
...sentence upon the noble author and his editor. Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a soundrel, for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality...beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger after his d'eath !" Boswell'» Life of Johnson, vol. 1, p. 240, 8vo. 1793. You are now in a newly ascertained situation...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 466 pages
...just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble author and his editor. " Sjr, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for...against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had no resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 384 pages
...a just indignation, and pronounced this memorable sentence upon the noble author and his editor : " Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel,....had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman-, to draw the trigger after his death!" - " One day," says Boswell,...
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