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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 Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...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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The Works of Joseph Addison

1864
...Be present as if absent. ' IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of himself,' saysCowley; '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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...collocation simple and perspicuous, and the members of his sentences digI;IK i 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 tha reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him...
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The Essays of Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley - Essays - 1868 - 199 pages
...Thus let my life slide silently away, With sleep all night, and quiet all the day. XL OF MYSELF. T is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself...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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Brown University in the Civil War: A Memorial

Henry Sweetser Burrage - Rhode Island - 1868 - 380 pages
...childhood and youth : — "BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, RI, 1847. • "Cowley speaks truly, when he says, '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 ear, to hear anything of praise from him.' As you have...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868
...ABRAHAM COWLEY.1 1. OF MYSELF. ;FBOM "ESSAYS," PUBLISHED IN 1656.) IT ia a hard and nice (delicate) subject for a man to write of himself ; it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement,2 and the reader's ears to hear anything of praise from him. There is no...
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The Essays of Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley - 1869 - 199 pages
...life slide silently away, With sleep all night, and quiet all the day. I XI. OF MYSELF. T is a bard and nice subject for a man to write of himself ;*...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 Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - English prose - 1872 - 534 pages
...of George Stephenson. SECTION IV. NARRATIVE. [ABRAHAM COWLEY. 1615 — 1667.] A POET'S CONFESSION. 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. There is no danger...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1872 - 776 pages
...simple and perspicuous, and the members of his зешсшчģ distinct and harmonious." ON MĪSELF. It is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself: it crates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and ..., Volume 3

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...the thoughtful glance it casts back over his own life as he nears its end. It is entitled OF MYSELF. pths ; the deepest are sunk six hundred fathoms, and some of them are dug and made under gr anything of disparagement, and tho reader's ears to hear anything of praise from him. There is no danger...
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