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" Now, tho' many reasons may be given for this ridiculous and affected disdain, I believe a very principal one, is the pride and pedantry of learned men, who are willing to monopolize reading to themselves, and therefore fastidiously decry all books that... "
The History of Pompey the Little: Or, The Life and Adventures of a Lap-dog - Page v
by Francis Coventry - 1761 - 291 pages
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The microcosm, by the author of 'Vicissitudes in genteel life'.

Eugenia De Acton - 1801
...to be amufed. " Now though many reafons may be " given for this ridiculous and affected drf" dain, I believe a very principal one, is " the pride and...decry all books that are on a level with " common underftandings, as empty, tri" fling and impertinent. '•' Thus the .grave metaphyfician for '•'...
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