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" The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it... "
Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ... - Page 305
by James Boswell - 1799
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 407 pages
...ligations where no benefit has been re" ceived ; or to be unwilling that the publick " mould confider me as owing that to a *' patron, which Providence has enabled me " to do for myfelf. 1 " Having *' Having carried on my work thus far " with fo little obligation to any favourer...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...tary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, " and do not want it. I hope it is no very cy" nical asperity not to confess obligations where " no benefit has been received ; or to be un" willing that the publick should consider me " as owing that to a patron, which Providence " has...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity...should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Profidence has enabled me to do for myself. " Having carried on my work thus far with so little obligation...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809 - 499 pages
...I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity...so little obligation to any favourer of learning, 1 shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less; for I have...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1809
...I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I ani solitary, and cannot impart it; till 1 am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity...so little obligation to any favourer of learning, 1 shall not be disappointed though I should, conclude it, if less be possible, with less; for I have...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 pages
...till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it, till I am solitary and cannot impart it, till I am known and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity,...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no- very cynical...benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart itt; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity...obligations where no benefit has been received, or to he unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, The following note is...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity,...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ...

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity...benefit has been received, or to be . unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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