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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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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - Literature - 1891 - 382 pages
...before my eyes, and, for a time, all things are blotted out of my remembrance. OF MYSELF ABRAHAM COWLEY. 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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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

Quotations, English - 1891 - 527 pages
...purposes to be an author, should first be a student. Dryden. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. DIFFICULTY OF. It is я hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; it grates his own heart to eay anything of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. Cowley....
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 10

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...position for having been the pioneer in the production of our present prose style. OF MYSELF IT 1s 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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English Essays

J. H. Lobban - English essays - 1896 - 257 pages
...so every defect of the mind may have a special receipt. ABRAHAM COWLEY. (1618-1667.) ill. OF MYSELF. IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself ;a it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement and the reader's ears to hear anything...
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English Essays

J. H. Lobban - English essays - 1896 - 257 pages
...so every defect of the mind may have a special receipt. ABRAHAM COWLEY. (1618-1667.) III. OF MYSELF. IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself;3 it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement and the reader's ears to hear anything...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Literature - 1897
...exalted position for having been the pioneer in the production of our present prose style. OF MYSELF 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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Abraham Cowley

Emma A. Yarnall - 1897 - 93 pages
...autobiographical sketch, but all too short — we wish for more in the same strain. It is a hard and nice thing 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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The SPECTATOR

1898
...Praesens, absens ut s/es,— Ter, 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 universal anthology, a collection of the best literature ..., Volume 14

Richard Garnett - 1899
...Abbey. The epic " Davideia," " Pindaric Odes," and " The Mistress " are his chief poetical works.] 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 for him. There is no danger...
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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 14

Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl - Literature - 1899
...Westminster Abbey. The epic "DavideiB," "Pindaric Odes," and " The Mistress " are his chief poetical works.] 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 for him. There is no danger...
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