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" ... a herd of wretches whom neither information can enlighten, nor affluence elevate ; low drudges of scurrility, whose scandal is harmless for want of wit, and whose opposition is only troublesome from the pertinaciousness of stupidity. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: In Thirteen Volumes - Página 29
por Samuel Johnson, John Stockdale, Sir Henry Pottinger (Bart.), Virtus in ardua - 1787
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The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Restoration to ...

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - 1742
...written a Libel like this. There are, irid«ed. fome Pafl'ages which wouM not difgr'ace the greateli Abilities, and fome Maxims true in themfelves, though...fallacioufly applied, and at leaft fuch an Appearance of Reafoning.atid Knowledge, as fets the Writer for above the Level of the contemptible Scriblers of Minillerial...
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Debates in Parliament: Nov. 19, 1740-April 16, 1741

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...them can have written a libel like this. There are, indeed, fome paflages which would not difgrace the greateft abilities, and fome maxims true in themfelves,...neither information can enlighten, nor affluence elevate ; lowdrudges of fcurrility, whofe fcandal is harmlefs for want of wit, and whofe oppofuion is only...
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Debates in Parliament, Volumen12

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...them can have written a libel like this. There are, indeed, fome paflages which would not difgrace the greateft abilities, and fome maxims true in themfelves, though perhaps fallacioufly applied, and at lead fuch an appearance of reafoning and knowledge, as fets the writer far above the level of the contemptible...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...knowledge, as sets the •writer far above the level of the contemptible scribblers of the ministerial vindications : a herd of wretches whom neither information...can enlighten, nor affluence elevate; low drudges of scurrility, whose scandal is harmless for want of wit, and whose opposition is only troublesome from...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...knowledge, as sets the writer far above the level of the contemptible scribblers of the ministerial vindications : a herd of wretches whom neither information...enlighten, nor affluence elevate ; low drudges of scurrility, whose scandal is harmless for want of wit, and whose opposition is only troublesome from...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...knowledge, as sets the writer far above the level of the contemptible scribblers of the ministerial vindications : a herd of wretches whom neither information...enlighten, nor affluence elevate ; low drudges of scurrility, whose scandal is harmless for want of wit, and whose opposition is only troublesome from...
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The Constitutional History of England: Since the Accession of ..., Volumen2

Thomas Erskine May - 1863
...G. II. c. 19. * See infra, p. 213. 6 Speaking in 1740, Mr. Pulteney termed the ministerial writers " a herd of wretches, whom neither information can enlighten, nor affluence elevate." " If their patrons would read their writings, their salaries would quickly be withdrawn : for a few...
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The Green Bag, Volumen16

1904
...his contempt for the public press. Although the mass of political writers might well be described as "a herd of wretches whom neither information can enlighten nor affluence elevate," the press was, nevertheless, slowly gaining in influence. During the period from about 1760 to 1792...
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The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of ..., Volumen2

Thomas Erskine May - 1895
...G. II. c. 19. « See infra, p. 213. * Speaking in 1740, Mr. Pulteney termed the ministerial writers "a herd of wretches, whom neither information can enlighten, nor affluence elevate." " If their patrons would read their writings, their salaries would quickly be withdrawn: for a few...
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The North American Review, Volumen114

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1872
...sunk into disrepute. The ministerial journalists of this period were characterized by Pulteney as " a herd of wretches, whom neither information can enlighten nor affluence elevate " ; and the ministerial leader, Sir Robert Walpole, who was no great reader and was singularly indifferent...
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