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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...stood talkingfor some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mightv force against a large stone, till he rebound1763. e d from it, " I refute it thus."* This was...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...we stood talking for some. time together of Bishop Berkeley's sophistry to prove tha non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it. But never sh;ill I forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1875
...hero, ventured to say a word or two in favour of Berkeley's idealism. The Doctor, by way of reply, set his foot " with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it," and exclaimed, "I refute it iJnu !" The argument was striking and forcible, but it would not have convinced...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...Boswell), we stood talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it. But never shall I forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenions sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...observed, that though we are satisfied his doctrine is not trne, it is impossible to refute it. I never shall forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
...talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...true, it is impossible to refute it. I never shall VOL. n. H forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
...talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...true, it is impossible to refute it. I never shall VOL. II. H forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1822
...talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...impossible to refute it. I never shall forget the ala> crity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone,...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 352 pages
...Boswell), we stood talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is...doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it. But never shall I forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence . On the 9th of April, being Good Friday, I breakfasted...where he had his seat ; and his behaviour was, as I ha might v force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it, " I refute it thus."* This was a stout...
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