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" I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. 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... "
Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ... - Page 547
by John Watkins - 1808 - 552 pages
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself. ' Having carried...though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself. ' Having carried...though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that- to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself. " Having carried...shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, would annex to it his information to me, that whereas it is said in the letter that ' no assistance...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me ta do for myself. " Having carried on my work thus. far, with so little obligations to any favourer- of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I shall conclude it, if...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 132 pages
...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. ' Having carried...favourer of learning, I shall not be disappointed thcugh I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long awakened from that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...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. Having carried...though I should conclude it, if less be. possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself, with so...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...be un" willing that the publick should consider me " as owing that to a patron, which Providence " has enabled me to do for myself. " Having carried"...of learning, " I shall not be disappointed, though 1 should " ponclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for " I have been long wakened from that dream...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself. " Having carried...though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...; 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. "Having carried on...though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - 1809
...or to be unwilling that the publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself. " Having carried...though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so...
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