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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 Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Volume 1

John Forster - 1848 - 704 pages
...publication, without one act of assistance, one ' word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. ... Is ' not a patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...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 Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Volume 2

John Forster - 1848 - 704 pages
...publication, without one act of assistance, one ' word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. ... Is ' not a patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...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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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1851
...shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. Is not л rns me — I govern not it. He was one evening sitting and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 3

Mary Russell Mitford - 1852
...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 Modern British Essayists: Carlyle, Thomas. Critical and miscellaneous essays

1852
...Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. "Is not a patron, 015* Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling...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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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1852 - 404 pages
...verge of publication, without one act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern...cannot enjoy it, till I am solitary and cannot impart itf , 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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CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS.

THOMAS CARLYLE. - 1852
...on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help I The notice which you have been pleased to take of...am solitary and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it. I hope, it is no very cynical asperit}^, not to confess obligations, where no benefit...
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The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature, Volume 10

1861
...live long to enjoy his late-won affluence. He could indeed say with greater truth than Johnson — " It has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot...enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it." He never recovered the death of his beloved son. The loss of Reynolds, occurring about the same time,...
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 8

1852
...talents, had it been early, bad been kind , but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and can pot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it" There are half-way enemies, too,—creatures who keep the grudge, and show it under...
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Samuel Johnson

Thomas Carlyle - 1853 - 106 pages
...of favour. * The English Dictionary. t Were time and printer's space of no value, it were easy to ' 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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