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" There needs no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of... "
The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ... - Page xxxiv
1801
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The Monthly Review, Volume 21

1759
...all he faid ; which ye: was rather of * delight, than weight. There needs no more be faid to ex* tol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleafantnefs...of very great faults ; that is, fo to cover them, i that they were not taken notice of to his reproach ; viz. a * narrownefs in his nature to the loweft...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1762
...no more be fid to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleafantnefs of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough, to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, fo to cover 4 them, t hem, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach; viz. a narrownefs in his nature...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...opporttlr ?* nity of faying what he had thoroughly con*' fidered, which gave a great luftre to all he •* faid ; which yet was rather of delight than...is, fo to •* cover them, that they were not taken no** tice of to his reproach ; viz. a narrownefs ** in bis nature to the loweft degree ; an ab" jectnefs...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...weight. There needs no more be faid to •' extol the excellence and power of his wit, " and pleaiantnefs of his converfation, than " that it was of magnitude enough to cover *' a world of very grtfat faults ; that is, fo to •* cover them, that they were not taken no" tice of to his reproach...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...than ** weight. There needs no more be faid to " extol the- excellence and power of his wit, ** aivd pleafantnefs of his converfation, than " that it was...magnitude enough to cover ** a world of very great faults j that is, fo to ** cover them, that they were not taken no** tice-of to his reproach ; viz^ a narrownefs...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...weight. " There needs no more be faid to extol the " excellence and power of his wit, and plea" fantnefs of his converfation, than that it was " of magnitude enough to cover a world ot " very great faults ; that is, fo to cover them, that " they were not taken notice of to his reproach...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...niftered the opportunity of faying what he had " thoroughly coniidered, which give a great luftre to " all he faid ; which yet was rather of delight than " weight....that " is, fo to cover them, that they were not taken no" tice of to his reproach, viz. a narrownefsin his na* " ture to the loweft degree 5 an abjeflnefs...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1792
...weight. There needs no more to be faid to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleafantncls of his converfation, than that it was of magnitude...world of very great faults ; that is, fo to cover 3'* 3*9 them, that .they were not taken notice of to his reproach : viz. a narrownefs in his nature...
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Characters of Eminent Men in the Reigns of Charles I and II: Including the ...

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - Great Britain - 1793 - 201 pages
...to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it.was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach ; namely, a narrowness in his...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...delight than " weight. There needs no more be faid to " extol the excellence and power of his wit, cc and pleafantnefs of his converfation, than " that it was of magnitude enough to cover a 'c world of very great faults ; that is, fo td " cover them, that they were not taken no" tice of to...
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