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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 Spectator, Volume 9

1810
...BY ADDISON. —Prattens, absent ut sie>. TER. Eun. act. 1. so. 2. Be present as if absent. "T J. 1" is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself (says Cowley) ; it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears tohearany...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1819
...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 British Prose Writers: Cowley's essays. Shenstone's essays

British prose literature - 1821
...garden, painted o'er With nature's hand, not art's — •" unbought sports. — Hurd. 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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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...Thus let my life slide silently away, With sleep all night, and quiet all the day. 199 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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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...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 tenor of his discourse be what it will...
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The Circulator of useful knowledge, amusement, literature, science and ...

1825
...sixpence, and it may be had of Messrs. Longman aud Co., or any other bookseller. Cowley observes, that " 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." ANSWERS TO QUERIES. (Circulator, No. XIV.) WE...
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Prose Works of Abraham Cowley ; Including His Essays in Prose and Verse

Abraham Cowley - 1826 - 238 pages
...Thus let my life slide silently away, I With sleep all night, and quiet all the dav^/ 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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Prose works

Abraham Cowley - 1826
...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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Prose Works of Abraham Cowley ; Including His Essays in Prose and Verse

Abraham Cowley - 1826 - 238 pages
...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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