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" IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind ; neither my mind,... "
Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to ... - Page 181
by James Peller Malcolm - 1811 - 576 pages
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The arts of logick and rhetorick [adapted by J. Oldmixon from La manière de ...

John Oldmixon - 1728
...ofTafchal. It is a hard and nice Subjeft for a Man to fpeak of himfelf, it grates fas own Heart, to fay any Thing of Disparagement , and the Readers Ears to hear any Thing in 'Praife of him. The Speffator tells us No. 5 (Ja that Montaigne, Author of theEflays, was the moft...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 14

British essayists - 1802
...present as if absent. ' IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of himself,' says Cowley ; ' it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him.' Let the tenour of his discourse be what it will...
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Select British Classics, Volume 18

English literature - 1803
...present as if absent. " IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of himself, says Cowley ; it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him." Let the tenour of his discourse be what it will...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1804
...ut iiei. TER. -•' ** JT is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of himself, (says Cowley:) it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's cars to hear any thing of praise from him." Let the tenor of his discourse be what it will...
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 3

Abraham Cowley - English literature - 1806
...me. Thus let my life slide silently away, With sleep all night, and quiet all the day. XI. OF MYSELF. IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of...own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...self. The last is by far the most interesting ; it is very simply and beautifully written. Of Myself. It is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of...own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to bear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in...
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The British Essayists, Volume 14

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...present as if absent ' IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of himself,' says Cowley ; 'it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him.' Let the tenour of his discourse be what it will...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 3

Abraham Cowley - English poetry - 1809
...me. Thus let my life slide silently away, With sleep all night, and quiet all the day. XI. OF MYSELF. IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of...own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...fool," but speaking of his calling he says " I glory in my apostleship." ESSAY 11. MYSELF. (Cowky.) IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of...own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...me. Tlnii let my life slide silently away, With sleep all night, and quiet all the day. XL OF MYSELF. IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; iterates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear anv thir* of...
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