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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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...am indifferent, and can not enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and can not 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 National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1858
...obligatious where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should cousider me as owing that to a patron which Providence has...my work thus far with so little obligation to any favorer of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible,...
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 pages
...am indifferent, and can not enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and can not 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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - 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 mo to do for myself....
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 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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The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773

Allen Reddick, Professor of English Literature Allen Reddick, Samuel Johnson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 252 pages
...along, as he was now presenting himself, a good patron, nurturing the work and its author. He wrote: "I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess...which Providence has enabled me to do for myself." Sledd and Kolb comment on this passage as follows: This sentence expresses quite directly the controlled...
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Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from ...

Tim Fulford - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 251 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...myself. Having carried on my work thus far with so litde obligation to any favourer of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude...
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Handbook for Preparing Engineering Documents: From Concept to Completion

Joan G. Nagle - Technology & Engineering - 1995 - 392 pages
...and cannot enjoy it, till l am solitary and cannot impart it, till l am known and do not want it. l hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess...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 Medical Mischief, You Say!: Degerminating the Germ Theory

Nell Rogers, Guy Rogers - 1996 - 48 pages
...aMgatlnsj* •*••• BO tenant ha* bean received, or to be unwilling that the pubHe shoved consider me M owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for my*elf. "Having carried my work thaa far with ao httto obligation to any favorer of learning , I ahall...
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Life of Johnson

James Boswell - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 1492 pages
...cannot enjoy it ; till 1 am solitary, and cannot impart it ;* till I am known, and do not want it. 1 hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess...favourer of learning, I shall not be disappointed though 1 The following note is subjoined by Mr. Langton: — 'Dr. Johnson, when he gave me this copy of his...
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