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" I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. - Page 167
by James Boswell - 1901 - 466 pages
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Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle, Volume 70

1791 - 728 pages
...been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am folitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the...
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 61, Part 2

1791 - 718 pages
...delayed till 1 am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am lolitary, and cannot impart it ; till 1 am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 652 pages
...delayed till I am indifferent, " and cannot enjoy it; till I am folitary, and ** cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do " not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afpe" rity not to confefs obligations where no be" nefit has been received ; or to be unwilling " that...
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Neue Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften und der freyen Künste ..., Volume 47

Christian Felix Weisse - 1792 - 338 pages
...fd)ien am known, and do not want it. I hope it is not very cynical afperity not to confefs oblio-ations where no benefit has been received , or to be unwilling that the publick fhould confider me as owing that to a Patron , which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. £)....
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

1796 - 512 pages
...been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am folitary ar.d cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical ifperity, not to confefs obligagations where no benefit has been received, dr to be unwilling that...
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Tracts on Political and Other Subjects, Volume 3

Joseph Towers - 1796 - 464 pages
...delayed till I am indifferent, • and cannot enjoy it ; till I am folitary, and cannot « impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. « I hope it is no very cynical afperity, not to confels « obligations where no benefit has been received, or • to be unwilling...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

1796 - 524 pages
...am known, and do not want it. 1 hope it is no very cynical afperity, not to confefs obligagâtions where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public fliould confider me as owin^j that to a patron, which Pfovidence has enabled me to do for myfelf....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 422 pages
...delayed till I am " indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am " folitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am " known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or] to be unwilling that the...
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Life. Poems. Irene, a tragedy

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 416 pages
...delayed till I am •" indifferent, and cannot enjoy it:; till I am " folitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am " known, and do not want it. I hope it is " no very cynical afperity not to confefs ob" ligations where no benefit has been re•"*' ceived ; or] to be unwilling...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it i* no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be...
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