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" Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. "
Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress - Page A-1786
by United States. Congress
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1824
...started from his reverie, wheeled about and answered, " Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know...the first thing we have to do is to know what books haye treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and the backs of books in libraries." Sir...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...started from his reverie, wheeled about, and answered, " Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...started from his reverie, wheeled about and answered, " Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is door, and when I complained to him a little of the...kindly took upon him to console me, by saying. Don't be catalogues, and the backs of books in libraries." Sir Joshua observed to me the extraordinary promptitude...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...started from his reverie, wheeled about and answered, " Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know...books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and the backs of books hi libraries." Sir Joshua observed to me the extraordinary promptitude...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831
...started from his reverie, wheeled about and answered.' " Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When wH inquire into any subject, the first thing we have 'to do is to know what books have treated of it....
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: The library. The village. The ...

George Crabbe - Poets, English - 1834
...Johnson, ever ready for contest, instantly answered, ' Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do, is to know what books have treated of it This...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1835
...started from his reverie, wheeled about and answered, " Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know...books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and the backs of books in libraries." Sir Joshua observed to me the extraordinary promptitude...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1835
...started from his reverie, wheeled about and answered, " Sir, the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know...books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and the backs of books in libraries." Sir Joshua observed to me the extraordinary promptitude...
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A Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies

Samuel Warren - Law - 1835 - 552 pages
...SECTION II. HOW TO ACQUIRE A FACILITY OF REFERENCE. " Knowledge is of two kinds," said Dr. Johnson ; " we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." This is especially applicable to the study and practice of the law : for in the vast multiplicity of...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

John Wilson Croker - 1836
...desire to look at the backs of books." " Sir," replied Johnson, "the reason is very plain. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know...books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and the backs of books in libraries." 703. Singular Misquotation. There is a curious error...
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