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The labour that I gave to these works was , as regards my main purpose , by no means wholly thrown away . I was trained by it in the duties of an editor ...
... I should be liberally understood , as knowing very well what I was about , and by no means as simply unconscious of the pointed effects of the satire .
... I do not mean leading , as in an orchestra , by playing the first fiddle ; but leading as one does in examining a witness - starting topics , and making ...
... but I soon felt a conviction that I was by no means as I should be so exceedingly weak , as my miserable attempt to write to you afforded a full proof .
... and he is mean , and it must be owned he has a degree of brutality , and a tendency to savageness , that cannot easily be defended . " .
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The physical copy I possess is a beautiful restored edition given to me by my grandfather. The copy I actually experienced, to my shame, is the Naxos Audiobook. The merest fragments, but enjoyable. Read full review