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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 Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837
...labours, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and canuot enjoy it— till I am solitary and cannot impart it— till I am known and do not want it." Still, want compelled Johnson to continue a literary jobber, willing to accept...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1839 - 357 pages
...and 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...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 Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1839
...reached the land, encumbers him with help. The offer you have made me of your assistance would have been kind, but it has been delayed till I am indifferent,...solitary, and cannot impart it — till I am known, and do not want it." All authors, for want of some such institution, have laboured, or have yet to...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas Carlyle - 1839
...also, in the latter, that this of ' Love's being a native of the rocks ' actually hint a ' meaning.' kind : but it has been delayed till I am indifferent...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...
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The Life and Writings of Samuel Johnson...

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. "The Shepherd in Virgil grew acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, bad it been early, had been kind : but it has been delayed...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 Young Man's Book of Classical Letters: Consisting of Epistolary ...

Author of The young man's own book - 1841 - 320 pages
...withouf one act .of assistance, one word oi' encouragement, or one *mile of favour. Such treotment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before....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...
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Punch, Volume 108

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman - 1895
...in pr (tenting a Sword of Honour to Prince Sitmarek, in celebration of kit eightieth birthday.] [" The notice which you have been pleased to take of...solitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it." —Ihetor Johnson to the Earl of Chesterfield.] Nor the Dropped Pilot now I *...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a mnn struggling for life in the water, and, when he 1ms reached ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice...solitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. 1 hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit...
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An Essay on Elocution, Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1842 - 357 pages
...on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help 1 The notice which you have been pleased to take of...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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