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" It is very difficult to lay down rules for the acquirement of such a taste as that I am here speaking of. The faculty must in some degree be born with us; and it very often happens, that those who have other qualities in perfection, are wholly void of... "
The Port Folio - Page 155
1810
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1799 - 398 pages
...EXAMPLES. One of the moft eminent mathematicians of the age has affured me, that the greateft pleafure he took in reading Virgil • was in examining ^Eneas's voyage by the map ; as I queftion not but many a modern compiler of hiftory would be delighted with little more in that divine...
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Select British Classics, Volume 16

English literature - 1803
...very often happens, that those who have other cjuali-. ties- to perfection are wholly void of this. One of the most eminent mathematicians of the age...pleasure he took in reading Virgil, was in examining JEneas's voyage by the map; as I question not but many a modern compiler of history would be delighted...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...it very often happens, that those who have other qualities in perfection, are wholly void of this. One of the most eminent mathematicians of the age...compiler of history, would be delighted with little more in that divine author, than in the bare matters of fact. But notwithstanding this faculty must in some...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...it very often happens, that those who have other. qualities ivv perfection are wholly void of this. One of the most eminent mathematicians of the age...pleasure he took in reading Virgil was in. examining ^Eneas his voyage by the map ; as I question not but many a modern compiler of history would be delighted...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The ...

English essays - 1810
...very often happens, that those who have other qualities in perfection are wholly void of this. Owe of the most eminent mathematicians of the age has...pleasure he took in reading Virgil was in examining jEneas his voyage by the map ; as I question not but many a modern compiler of history would be delighted...
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1810 - 379 pages
...tone, and adopt the harmonick inflection, on such words as form the most agreeable cadence. EXAMPLES. One of the most eminent mathematicians of the age...the greatest pleasure he took in reading Virgil was ia examining Jineas's voyage by the map ; as I question not but many a modern compiler of history would...
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The Spectator, Volume 138

1927
...age has assured me, that the greatest pleasure he took in reading Virgil was in examining .(Eneas his voyage by the map ; as I question not but many a modern...compiler of history would be delighted with little more in that divine author than the bate matters of fact. But, notwithstanding this faculty mustin some...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1811
...often happens, that those who have other qualities in perfection, are wholly void of this. One of ihe. most eminent mathematicians of the age has assured...pleasure he took in reading Virgil, was in examining .^Eneas his voyage by the map ; as I question not but many a modern compiler of history, would be delighted...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...takes in the performance of its duty, for delights of a much more inferior and unprofitable nature. 2. One of the most eminent mathematicians of the age...pleasure he took in reading Virgil was in examining JEneas's voyage by the map ; as I question not but many a modern compiler of history would be delighted...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1819
...and it very often happens, that those who have other qualities in perfection are wholly void of this. One of the most eminent mathematicians of the age...pleasure he took in reading Virgil was in examining JEneas his voyage by the map; as I question not but many a modern compiler of history would be delighted...
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