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" Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the ... - Page 304
by James Boswell - 1799
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 15

1820
...pleased to take of гат labours, had it been early, had Uvr. kind ; but it has been delayed till I oi.o indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it ; ril! I am known, and do not wain it I hope it is no very cynical asperity nut to confess obligations...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...thought the mention of it could not properly find a place in a letter of the kind that this was." unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water,...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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...thought the mention of it could not properly find a place in a letter of the kind that this was." , unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water,...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...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...mention of it could not properly find a place in a letter of the kind that this was." unconcern on a wan struggling for life in the water, and, when he has...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...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1822
...have brought it, at last, to the verge of publication , without one act of assistance,4 one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such treatment...cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it;5 till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity, not to confess obligations...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice winch you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it...cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it;5 till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity, not to confess obligations...
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Annual Register, Volume 33

Edmund Burke - 1824
...have brought it, at last, to the verge of publication, without one act of assistance, * one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such treatment...enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; f till I am known, and do not want it._ I hope it is no very cynical asperity, not to confess obligations,...
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The cabinet; or The selected beauties of literature [ed. by J ..., Volume 1

Cabinet - 1824 - 420 pages
...without one act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such treatment 1 did not expect, for I never had a patron before. The...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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1824
...he thought the mention of it could not properly find a place in a letter of the kind that this was." has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot...enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it ;z till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...of my labours, " had it been early, had been kind: but it has " been delayed till I am indifi'erent, and cannot " enjoy it ; till 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 con" fess obligations where no benefit...
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