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" There is no character without some speck, some imperfection; and I think the greatest defect in his was an affectation in delicacy, or rather effeminacy, and a visible fastidiousness, or contempt and disdain of his inferiors in science. "
Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries: Including Numerous ... - Page 161
edited by - 1851
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The Monthly Review, Volume 53

1776
...and,humanity. There is no chaia Her without fomc fpeck, fome imperfection ; and I think the greateft defeat in his was an affectation in delicacy, or rather effeminacy , and a vifible faftidioufnefs, or contempt r • 1 have given, in the beginning of this lefiiun, an account...
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A letter to W. Mason ... concerning his edition of mr. Gray's poems and the ...

John Murray - 1777
...There is no " character without fome fpeck, " fome imperfeftion, and I think " the greateft defedl in his was an ' affectation in delicacy, or rather " efFeminacy, and a vifible faftidi" oufnefs, or contempt and difdain " of his inferiors in fcience. He " alfo had, in...
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Annual Register, Volume 18

History - 1778
...least, innocently employed ; to himself, certainly benefit cialiy. His time passed agreeably ; nacyf, and a visible fastidiousness, or contempt and disdain...of his inferiors in science. He also had, in some degrw, that weakness, which character without some speck, some he was every day making some new imperfection;...
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prefaces biographical and critical to the works of the english poets

SAMUEL johnson - 1781
...There is no charadter " without fome fpeck, fome imperfec*e tion.; and I think the greateft defedt " in his was an affectation in delicacy, " or rather effeminacy, and a vifible " faftidioufnefs, or contempt and dif" dain of his inferiors in fcience. He •" alfo :had,...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...There is no character " without fome fpeek, feme imperfec*' tion; and I think the greateft defedt " in his was an affectation in delicacy,. " or rather effeminacy, and a vifible " faflidioulnefs, or contempt and diC" dain of his inferiors in fcience. He " alfo had, in...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...There is. " no character without fome fpeck, fome " imperfection ; and I think the greateft de" fe6t in his was an affectation in delicacy, " or rather effeminacy, and a vifible faftidi" oufnefs, or contempt and difdain of his " inferiors in fcience. He alfo had, in fome...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...There is " no character without fome fpeck, fome " imperfection ; and I think the greateft de*' fecl in his was an affectation in delicacy, " or rather effeminacy, and a vifible faftidi" oufnefs, or contempt and difdain of his " inferiors in fcience. He alfo had, in fome...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 10

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...humanity. .There is no character without fome fpeck, fome impcrl'e6tion ; and I think the greateft defect in his was an affectation in delicacy, or rather effeminacy, and a vifible faftidioufceb, or contempt and difd.iin of his inferiors in fcience. He alfo had, in fome degree,...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray LL.B., Late Professor of Modern Languages ...

Thomas Gray - 1799 - 186 pages
...he was also a good man, a well-bred man, a man of virtue and humanity. There is no character without some imperfection;" and I think the greatest defect...was an affectation in delicacy, or rather effeminacy f, and a visible fastidiousness, or contempt and disdain of his inferiors in science. He also had in...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...but he was also a good man, a man of virtue and humanity. There " is no character without some speck, some imperfection ; and I think the " greatest defect...disgusted " Voltaire so much in Mr. Congreve : though he seemed to value others " chiefly according to the progress they had made in knowledge, yet he "...
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