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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...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...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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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of ray $ 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 Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine, Volume 1

1844
...had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjuy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it." We do not mean to apply to our brethren, in its lull extent, the reproach of the...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 pages
...encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. 21 The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with...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 Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 56

1853
...earl that his proud independence was as little softened by flattery as it was subdued by neglect. " Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern...am solitary and cannot impart it, till I am known and do not want it." In Chesterfield, Johnson found a worthy type of a not very scanty class of patrons...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas Carlyle - 1845 - 568 pages
...encumbers him with help * The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been earl}', had been kind : but it has been delayed till I am...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 people's art union. The historic gallery of portraits & paintings, with ...

People - 1845
...help ? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, would hare 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. I hope, therefore, it is no very cynical asperity, not to confer obligations where...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...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...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: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1846
...notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, hart it been early*, had been kind ; but'it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it5; till 1 am known, and do not want it. 1 hope it is no very cynical asperity, not to confess obligations...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - 1848 - 874 pages
...expect, for 1 never had a patron before. " The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquaintcd with Lovct and found him a native of the rocks.* ** Is not a...cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it4; 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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