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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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...collocation simple and perayicuous, and the members of his sentences distirict and harmonious." * ON MYSELF. It is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of...his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and tho reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offfending him...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...— Sltemtone. CCCCV. " 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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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...Sltenstone. CCCCV. " 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 Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1856
...preseut as If abseut. ' IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of hinueli (says Cowley :) it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the -reader's ears to hear any thing of prai.from him.' ' Let the tenor of his discourse be what it will,...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...collocation simple and perspicuous, and the memlrers of his sentences distinct and harmonious." ON MYSELF. It is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; it grates his own heart to say any tiling of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing; of praise from him. There is no danger...
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My Battle for Life: The Autobiography of a Phrenologist

David George Goyder - Phrenologists - 1857 - 604 pages
...constitutes the psychology of genius.'— D'!SRARLI. ' It is a hard and a nice thing for a man to speak of himself ; it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and his readers' ears to hear anything of praise from him. There is no danger of my offending in this matter....
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...collocation simple and perspicuous, and the members of his sentences distinct and harmonious." ON 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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1859 - 762 pages
...collocation simple and perspicuous, and the members of his sentences distinct and harmonious.'1 ON 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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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...these steps) in his whole moral and religious course. Sir J. Ste ATJTOBIOO-HAPHY— Difficulty of. 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. Coif-ky. А и...
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The Royal Favourite

Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances) - English fiction - 1862 - 244 pages
...husband in whom, only a few hours before, she had boasted of "implicit confidence !" CHAPTER XX. "!T 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...
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