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" But biography has often been allotted to writers, who seem very little acquainted with the nature of their task, or very negligent about the performance. They rarely afford any other account than might be collected from... "
James G. Blaine: A Study of His Life and Career, from the Standpoint of a ... - Page 18
by Theron Clark Crawford - 1893 - 628 pages
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others].

1750
...biography has often been allotted to writers who feem very little acquainted with the nature of their talk, or very negligent about the performance. They rarely...account than might be collected from public papers ; and imagine thcmfelves writing a life, when they exhibit a chronological fcries of aftions or preferments...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785
...biography has often been allotted to writers who feem very little acquainted with the nature of their talk, or very negligent about the performance. They rarely...afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themftlves writing a life when they exhibit a chronological feries of actions...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...biography has often been allotted to writers who feem very little acquainted with the nature of their tafk, or very negligent about the performance. They rarely...afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers,' but imagine themfelves writing a life when they exhibit a chronological feries of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...been allotted to writers - ^who feem very little acquainted with the nature of • <•' - their tafk, or very negligent about the performance. "" They rarely...any other account than might be ~~ collected from publick papers, but imagine them . felves writing a life when they exhibit a chronologi^r cal feries...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...has often been allotted to writers, who feem very little acquainted with the nature of their tafk, or very negligent about the performance. They rarely...afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themfelves writing a life, when they exhibit a chronological feries of...
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The rambler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...biography has often been allotted to writers who feem very little acquainted with the nature of their tafk, or very negligent about the performance. They rarely...afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themfelves writing a life when they exhibit a chronological feries of actions...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...personal character, which represents him as careful of his health, and negligent of his life. " But biography has often been allotted to writers, who...afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themselves writing a life, when they exhibit a chronological series of...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...personal character, which represents him as careful of his health, and negligent of his life. ' But biography has often been allotted to writers, who...afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themselves writing a life, when they exhibit a chronological series of...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...personal character, which represents him as careful of his health, and negligent of his life. ' But biography has often been allotted to writers, who...afford any other account than might be collected from publick papers, but imagine themselves writing a life, when they exhibit a chronological series of...
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The Antijacobin Review: And Protestant Advocate: Or, Monthly ..., Volume 8

1801
...has often been allotted to writers, who feera very little acquainted with the nature of their tafk, or very negligent about the performance. They rarely...afford any other account, than might be collected from publk papers, but imagine themfelvcs writing a life, when they exhibit a chronological feries of aétions...
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