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" I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes... - Página 387
por Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 páginas
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Class-book of Science and Literature

Class-book - 1869 - 324 páginas
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which, if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. David Hume: 1711-1776. The Middle Station of Life. We may remark of the middle station of life, that...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - 1872 - 534 páginas
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which, if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. — Preface to his Dictionary of the English Language. [DK. HUGH BLAIR. 1718 — 17 .] TASTE AND GENIUS....
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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - 1872 - 640 páginas
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, — I may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. THE VOYAGE OF LIFE. "LIFE," says Seneca, "is a voyage, in the progress of which we are perpetually...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1872 - 776 páginas
...praise of perfection, which, if I could obtain in this gloom of solitude what would it avail me Î I have protracted my work till most of those whom...frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from cen'.ure or from praise. REFLECTIONS ON LANDING AT IONA.1 We were now treading that illustrious island...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 páginas
...thoughts which so highly distinguish that performance. 'I,' says he, ' may surely be contented without tho praise of perfection, which if I could obtain in this...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise"' That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual fceling, appears, I think, from his...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 páginas
...of the closing sentences of the Preface to the Dictionary. " I," says he, " may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." The spirit of his dead wife must have been haunting him once again as he wrote these words. There is...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...splendid thoughts which so highly distinguish that performance. " I (says he) may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual feeling, appears, I think, from his...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...of the closing sentences of the Preface to the Dictionary. " I," says he, " may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." The spirit of his dead wife must have been haunting him once again as he wrote these words. There is...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 páginas
..." I," says he, " may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, DICTIONARY PUBLISHED. 73 which if I could obtain in this gloom of solitude,...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." The spirit of his dead wife must have been haunting him once again as he wrote these words. There is...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...praise of perfection, which if I could obtain, in this gloom of solitude, what would it avail me 1 I have protracted my work till most of those whom...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. EDWAJID GIBBON. EDWAKD GIBBON, author of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was born AD 1737,...
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