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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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Examinations Papers

1899
...up the temperature. — BURTON. (c) Travel not early before thy judgment be risen. — FULLER. (ct) It is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself. — COWLEY. (e) Like the river Arethusa, though they lose their currents in one place, they rise up...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 3

David Josiah Brewer - American essays - 1900
..."The Mistress," "Pindaric Odes," "Love's Riddle," and "Miscellanies." ON A MAN'S WRITING OF HIMSELF 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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English Composition: A Manual of Theory and Practice

Leslie Cope Cornford - English language - 1900 - 225 pages
...themselves, and hence the supreme charm of Cowley's Essays, more especially of this essay. — BISHOP KURD. 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 not...
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Essays of British Essayists: Including Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

English essays - 1900
...numberless worlds that are scattered up and down in the infinite space of the sky which we behold. OF MYSELF IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself ; 1 it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement and the reader's ears to hear anything...
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A History of English Poetry, Volume 3

William John Courthope - English poetry - 1903
...variations of a single theme, the key-note to which is given in the last essay, where the writer 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 ears to hear anything of praise for him. There is no danger...
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Essays, Plays and Sundry Verses, Volume 2

Abraham Cowley - Drama - 1906 - 499 pages
...silently away, With Sleep all Night, and Quiet all the Day. ii. Of My self. IT is a hard and nice Subjedt for a man to write of himself, it grates his own heart...to say any thing of disparagement, and the Readers Eares to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind...
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The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Volume 24

Allen Daniel Candler - Georgia - 1915
...am there inaccessable. It is a hard & nice subject says the ingenious Mr: Cowley for a man to speak of himself; It grates his own heart to say any thing of disLetter from Mr. Thomas Bosomworth to Mr. James Vernon, Esq. paragement & the Readers ears to hear...
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Progressive Readings in Prose

Rudolph Wilson Chamberlain, Joseph Sheldon Gerry Bolton - American prose literature - 1923 - 376 pages
...published posthumously in 1688 as one of Several Discourses by Ways of Essays, in Perse and Prose. 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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Genealogical Facts of the Owsley Family in England and America: From the ...

Harry Bryan Owsley - 1890 - 164 pages
...of kindred to write concerning themselves or their own families, lies in the fact that it is always a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself or his kindred, as he invariably hesitates to write according to his own estimate ; and is so surely...
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Cowley's Essay

Abraham Cowley
...Thus let my life slide silently away, With Sleep all Night, and Quiet all the Day. ii. Of My self. IT is a hard and nice Subject for a man to write of...to say any thing of disparagement, and the Readers Eares to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind;...
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