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" To explain requires the use of terms less abstruse than that which is to be explained, and such terms cannot always be found; for as nothing can be proved but by supposing something intuitively known and evident without proof, so nothing can be defined... "
Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces. ... - Página 32
1774
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London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer..., Volumen24

1755
...but too much known, to be happily illufirated. To explain, requires the ufe of terms lefs abflrufc than that which is to be explained, and fuch terms cannot always be found i for aa nothing can be provrd but by fuppofing fome. thing intuitively known, and evident without...
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The Scots Magazine, Volumen17

1755
...be not only too little, but too much known, to be happily illuftra- be expefted iu ways be found ; proved, but by fuppofing fomething intuitively known,...a definition. Other words there are, of which the fenfe is too fubtle and evanefcent to be fixed in a paraphrafe. Such are all thofe which are by the...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL VOL. XII\

SERVERAL HANDS - 1755
...for as nothing can be proved but by fuppofing fome* explain, requires the ufe of terms Ids abftrufe than that ' which is to be explained, and fuch terms cannot always be * thing intuitively known, and evident without proof, fo no* thing can be defined but by the ufe of...
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A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1768
...explain, requires the ule of terms lefs abftrufe than that which is to be cxp'aiiie.i, and fuch teinis cannot always be found ; for as nothing can be proved but by fuppoUng fometLing intui'.ively known, and evident without proof, fo nothing can be defined but by...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1774 - 375 páginas
...little, but too much known, to be happily Hluftrated. To explain, requires the Ufe of Terms lefe abfbufe than that which is to be explained ; and fuch Terms...always be found : For as nothing can be proved but by fuppofmg fomet'hing intuitively known and evident without Proof, fo nothing can be defmed but by the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...but too much known, to be happily illuftnited. To explain, requires the ufe of terms lefs abftrufe than that which is to be explained, and fuch terms...nothing can be defined but by the ufe of words too Main to admit a definition. ' Other words there are, of which the fenfe is too fubrle and evaneicent...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 páginas
...^ which we are furnifhed by his own Preface. " To explain, requires the ufe of terms lefs abftrufe than that which is to be explained, and fuch terms...defined but by the ufe of words too plain to admit of definition. Sometimes eafier words are changed into harder; as, burial, into fepulture or interment;...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1799
...Preface. 'To explain, requires the use of terms less abstruse than that which is to be explained, and such terms cannot always be found. For as nothing can be proved but by supposing something intuitively known, and evident without proof, so nothing can be defined but by...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1799
...Preface. 'To explain, requires the use of terms less abstruse than that which is to be explained, and such terms cannot always be found. For as nothing can be proved but by supposing something intuitively known, and evident without proof, so nothing can be defined but by...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
..." To explain, requires the use of terms less abstruse than that which is to be explained, and such terms cannot always be found. For as nothing can be proved but by supposing something intuitively known, and evident without proof, so nothing can be defined but by...
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