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" The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope... "
The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ... - Page 47
by Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 61, Part 2

1791 - 716 pages
...impart it ; till 1 am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the publick -ihould coniuier me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf....
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Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle, Volume 70

1791 - 726 pages
...obligations where no benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the publick Ihould confider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. Having carried on my work thus far with fo little obligation to any favourer of learning,...
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Neue Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften und der freyen Künste ..., Volume 47

Christian Felix Weisse - 1792 - 338 pages
...fd)ien am known, and do not want it. I hope it is not very cynical afperity not to confefs oblio-ations where no benefit has been received , or to be unwilling that the publick fhould confider me as owing that to a Patron , which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf....
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Tracts on Political and Other Subjects, Volume 3

Joseph Towers - 1796 - 464 pages
...; till I am known, and do not want it. « I hope it is no very cynical afperity, not to confels « obligations where no benefit has been received, or • to be unwilling that the public fhould confider me ' as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has ' enabled me to do for myfelf....
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

1796 - 526 pages
...am known, and do not want it. 1 hope it is no very cynical afperity, not to confefs obligagâtions where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public fliould confider me as owin^j that to a patron, which Pfovidence has enabled me to do for myfelf. *'...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

1796 - 512 pages
...obligagations where no benefit has been received, dr to be unwilling that the public Ihould confider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. " Having carried on ray work thus far, with fo little obligation to any favourer...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...deafness; I could not stoop to and Aetat.45.] Warburtoris compliments. 305 and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...headache, giddiness, and impenetrable deafness; I could not stoop to and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it;9 till lam known, and do not want it. I hope it it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that- to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 422 pages
...impart it ; till I am " known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or] to be unwilling that the pub.** lick fhould confider me as owing that to a " patron, which Providence has enabled me " to do...
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