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" Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far more than a research, however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole, may be unmeaning or untrue. "
The Tuftonian - Page 135
1900
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France and England in North America: Pioneers of France in the New world. 1865

Francis Parkman - Canada - 1880
...minutest details of narrative or description rest on authentic documents or on personal observation. Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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American Literature, 1607-1885: The development of American thought

Charles Francis Richardson - American literature - 1886
...animate them with the life of the past, and, so far as might be, clothe the skeleton with flesh. . . . Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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American Literature 1607-1885

Charles Francis Richardson - American literature - 1889
...animate them with the life of the past, and, so far as might be, clothe the skeleton with flt:sh. . . . Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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Historical Briefs

James Schouler - Historiography - 1896 - 310 pages
...atmosphere of the times he described. " Faithfulness to the truth of history," as he justly observed, "involves far more than a research, however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and still 10 HISTORICAL BRIEFS. the narrative,...
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american prose

george rice carpenter - 1898
...temperament all his microscopic industry would have availed him but little. To use his own words, " Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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American Prose

George Rice Carpenter - American prose literature - 1898 - 465 pages
...temperament all his microscopic industry would have availed him but little. To use his own words, " Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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A Century of Science and Other Essays

John Fiske - Arbitration (International law) - 1899 - 477 pages
...temperament all his microscopic industry would have availed him but little. To use his own words: " Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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A Century of Science and Other Essays

John Fiske - Arbitration (International law) - 1900 - 477 pages
...temperament all his microscopic industry would have availed him but little. To use his own words: " Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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The California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky ...

Francis Parkman - California National Historic Trail - 1901 - 416 pages
...to animate them with the life of the past, and so far as might be, clothe the skeleton with flesh. Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. The narrator must seek to imbue himself with the life and spirit of the time. He must study events...
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A Life of Francis Parkman

Charles Haight Farnham - Historians - 1901 - 394 pages
...with his theme. The general spirit in which he worked is clearly set forth in these golden words : "Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far...however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. Such facts may be detailed with the most minute exactness, and yet the narrative, taken as a whole,...
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