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" I received your foolish and impudent letter. Any violence offered me I shall do my best to repel; and what I cannot do for myself, the law shall do for me. I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian. "
The life of Samuel Johnson - Página 382
por James Boswell - 1817
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Letters of David Hume to William Strahan

David Hume - 1888 - 386 páginas
...396, n. 3. To Macpherson, who had threatened him in ' a foolish and impudent letter,' he wrote : — ' I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian.' Ib. ii. 298. Blair foolishly flattered himself at one time that he had convinced Johnson. He wrote...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volumen2

James Boswell - 1889
...my best to repel ; 2 and what I cannot do for myself, the law shall do for me. I hope I never shall be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by...still. For this opinion I have given my reasons to the public, which I here dare you to refute. Your rage I defy. Your abilities, since your Homer,2 are not...
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English Lands, Letters and Kings ..., Volumen3

Donald Grant Mitchell - 1904
...be called forcible speech : — " Mr. James Macphersou, I received your foolish and impudent letter. I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what...I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian. What III.— 15 would you have me retract ? I thought your book an imposture ; I think it an imposture still....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 páginas
...offered me I shall do my best to repel ; and what I cannot do for myself, the law shall do for me . I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what...still. For this opinion I have given my reasons to the public, which I here dare you to refute. Your rage I defy. Your abilities, since your Homer, are not...
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JAMES MACPHERSON

BAILEY SAUNDERS - 1894
...myself, the law shall do for me. I will not desist from detecting what I think a cheat, from any fear of the menaces of a Ruffian. " What would you have me...still. For this opinion I have given my reasons to the public, which I here dare you refute. Your rage I defy. Your abilities, since your Homer, are not so...
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The Leisure Hour, Volumen43

1894
...offered to myself I shall do my best to repel ; and what I cannot do for myself, the law shall do for me. I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian." It was then that he purchased an oak cudgel far bigger than that which he got to thrash Foote, on hearing...
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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1894 - 633 páginas
...forgery. Receiving a furious and threatening letter from the author of " Ossian," Johnson replied : " I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian." In anticipation of personal violence, he provided himself with a heavy stick, of which, had occasion...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volumen74

1896
...The Doctor answered by purchasing a stout oak cudgel, and issuing an ultimatum in which he said, " I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian." Though Macpherson sulked in his tent and made no detailed reply to his critics and accusers, one of...
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Talks about Autographs

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1896 - 191 páginas
...catalogue. In the copy of the letter dictated by Johnson to Boswell from memory this sentence runs, "I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian." I wish the fortunate owner of the original would publish a facsimile, or at all events an exact copy....
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Eighteenth Century Letters

Reginald Brimley Johnson - 1898
...do my best to repel ; and what I cannot do for myself, the law shall do for me. I hope I shall not be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by...still. For this opinion I have given my reasons to the public, which I here dare you to refute. Your rage I defy. Your abilities, since your Homer, are not...
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