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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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...these essay*, the author's craving for peace and retirement is a frequently recurring theme. QfMyxlf. ll The sighs that now unpiticd rise, The tears that rainly anything of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear anything of praise from him. There is no danger...
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Sharpe's London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction, for ..., Volume 3

1847
...to mankind which is the fulness and consummation of the inclination to do good.- — Emmanuel Kant. IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself : it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear anything of praise from him.^-Coielty. NB...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...shall here introduce, as an appropriate specimen, the following account of himself : — 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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...shall here introduce, as an appropriate specimen, the following account of himself: — OP 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 Sunday School Teachers Magazine,and Journal of Education

Edward Butt - 1852
...SPEAKING OF ONE'S SELF. " 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 cruet stand, select pieces of prose and poetry, Volume 1

C. Gough - 1853
...never seen her own face. EGOTISM. " IT is a hard and nice subject," says Cowley, " for a man to speak 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." DOCTOR JOHNSON. WHEN Mrs. Hannah Moore asked him...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volumes 11-12

Spectator The - 1853
...servant, &c.' ADDISON. No. 562. FRIDAY, JULY 2. Prcesens, absens ut sies. TER. Be present as if absent. ' IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself (says Cowley); it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1854
...present 19 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 Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1854
...present as if absent. ' IT is a hard and nice subjeet 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 diseourse be what it ^11....
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ...

Joseph Addison - 1854
...present u If ahsonu ' 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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