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" Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. "
Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations - Page xii
by Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 17

1755
...it may gratify curiolity to inform it, that the Englim Dictionary was written with little affifhnce of the learned, and without any patronage of the great...in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the ihelter of academic bowers ; but amidft inconvenience and diftraduon, in ficknefs and in forTOw : and...
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A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1768
...curiofity to inform it, that the Englijb Diflionary was written with litlle afiiflance of'the Jearaed, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the Ihelter of academics bowers, but amidft inconvenience and diltraftion, in ficknefs and in forrow :...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces. ...

1774
...Curiofity te inform it, that the iLnglifb Di£ii<ir nary was written with Kttle Affiftance of the Learnted, and without any Patronage of the Great ; not in the foft Obfcurities ef Retirement, or under the .'Slicker of a,cademick Bowers, but amidft Inconver G nience and Diftraction,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...may gratify curiofity to inform it, that the EngtijJ; Diftionary was written with little afTiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcuritics of retirement, or under the flicker of academick bowers, but amidft inconvenience and diftrnction,...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 9, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - 1797
...the undertaking, it is indeed attonifhing that it was finilhed fo foon, fince it was written, аз he fays, " with, little affiftance of the learned,...retirement, or under the fhelter of academic bowers, but amidlt inconvenience and diftrailion, in ficknefs and in forrow." The forrow, to which he here alludes,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1799
...loss than not enjoy the use of them.' 1 ' The English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bovvers, but amidst inconvenience...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...loss than not enjoy the use of them.' ' ' The English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience...
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Solitude. Or the Effect of Occasional Retirement on the Mind, the ..., Volume 1

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1800
...that THI ENGLIsH DICTIONARV " was written with very little affiftance or'the learned, and with" out any patronage of the great: not in the foft obfcurities of ". retirement, nor under the ihelter of academic bowers, but " amidft Inconvenience and diftraftion, in ficknefs and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...which it condemns; yet it may gratify curiofity to inform it, that the Englifl: Dictionary was written with little affiftance of the learned, and without...in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhcker of academick bowers, but amidft inconvenience and diftracYion, in ficknefs and in forrow. It...
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The Truth and Excellence of the Christian Religion Exhibited. In Two Parts ...

Hannah ADAMS - 1804 - 384 pages
...of mafter of arts by diploma, in teftimony of his abilities and merit ; he completed this great work with little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great. He now for fome time produced only occafional compofitions in various works ; but in 1758, he began...
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