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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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Works, Including His Letters to His Son, &c: To which is Prefixed an ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1853 - 647 pages
...a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and wheu he has reached ground encumbers him with help ? The...it: till I am solitary, and cannot impart it: till 1 am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where...
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Samuel Johnson

Thomas Carlyle - 1853 - 106 pages
...on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help P 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 asperity, not to confess obligations, where no benefit...
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The National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1853
...reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been...cannot 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 Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

John Forster - 1854 - 548 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...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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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts, Volume 59

1882
...and its author well known, that nobleman appeared proud of the title. It was then that Johnson wrote: '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.' But though ' Too late ' has a mournful sound, like the plaintiveness of a minor...
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A Memoir of the Late Rev. William Croswell, D.D.: Rector of the Church of ...

Harry Croswell - 1854 - 528 pages
...in the spirit of Johnson to Chesterfield : ' The notice which you have been pleased to take of me, had it been early, had been kind. But it has been...solitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it.'" Such an answer, as appears from a subsequent letter, was drawn up ; but on reflection,...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 pages
...reached the ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been...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 English language, in its elements and forms

William Chauncey Fowler - 1857 - 504 pages
...patron, my lord, one who can look with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and then encumbers him with help ? The notice which you have...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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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 pages
...the ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been...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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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Complete in One Volume

Thomas Carlyle - 1857 - 568 pages
...reached ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my laboars, had it been early, had been kind : but it has been...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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