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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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Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged ...

1857 - 508 pages
...heen pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed until I am indifferent, 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 confess obligations where no benefit...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1858
...treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. " The shepherd in Virgil grew at least acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the...enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; a till would 6e." 10th Oct. 1753. " I belong no more to social life." 16th Nov. 1753. " I know my place,...
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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - 1949 - 802 pages
...? quel appat plus dangereux ? quelle fumee plus capable de faire tourner les meilleures tetes ?'42 '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.'43 Such devices (as is evident from the examples quoted) were not used separately...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pages
...vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate. Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) 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. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author, lexicographer to Lard Chtsler▀eU...
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Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830: Stress Points in the English Augustan Tradition

Claude Julien Rawson - 2000 - 309 pages
...act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour', and of delaying his patronage 'till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till...am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.' Johnson brought the manner to unusual heights of marmorial dignity, but playful...
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A New Dictionary of Eponyms

...manners of a dancing master." When Chesterfield wrote favorably on the Dictionary, Johnson retorted: "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." Charles Dickens caricatured Chesterfield as Sir John Chester in Barnaby Rudge...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 pages
...as a lethally accurate missile. "The notice which you have been pleased to take of my Labours . . . has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot...am solitary and cannot impart it, till I am known and do not want it": it is the spat-out closing monosyllables that do the damage here, delivering a...
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A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Arnold Rogow - 1999 - 368 pages
...the work not long after, Johnson wrote him bitterly: "Had [your notice] been early, [it would have been] 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." Johnson had addressed the "Plan" of the Dictionary to Chesterfield. Oxford Companion...
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Dr. Johnson's Women

Norma Clarke - 2000 - 260 pages
...did not expect, for I never had a Patron before . . The letter continued in tones of heavy sarcasm: 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. 1 hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit...
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The Annals of London: A Year-by-year Record of a Thousand Years of History

John Richardson - 2000 - 408 pages
...been pleased to take of mv Labours, had it been earlv, had been kind; but it has been delayed till 1 am indifferent and cannot enjoy it, till I am 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 obligation where no benefit...
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