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" Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but... "
Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt - Page 81
by Samuel Johnson - 1854
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Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

Joachim Fernau - 1848 - 736 pages
...a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has ' reached ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice ' which you have been pleased to take of...till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am he was, in person, to animate the struggle. To what, then, should he first look, who, hitherto...
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The life and adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - 1848 - 740 pages
...a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has ' reached ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice ' which you have been pleased to take of...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 it is no very...
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The life and adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - 1848 - 744 pages
...a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has ' reached ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice ' which you have been pleased to take of...till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am 1759 TO 1767.] 189 ' solitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do ' not want it. I...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1848 - 374 pages
...a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice which you have been pleased to take of...early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till 1 am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it j till I am solitary, and cannot impart it(') ; till I am known,...
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Chambers's papers for the people, Parts 7-12

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1850 - 782 pages
...might have been as reasonably said of this university distinction — • ' Had it been earlier, it had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it — till I am known, and do not want it.' All such distinctions arc extremely paltry when compared with the...
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The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

Ian Ousby - 1996 - 452 pages
...on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of...had been kind; but it has been delayed ... till I am known and do not want it.' Chesterton, G(ilbert) K(eith) 1874-1936 Poet, novelist, writer of DETECTIVE...
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A New Dictionary of Eponyms

298 pages
...on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of...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." Charles Dickens caricatured...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 666 pages
...on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of...delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am SOUtary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1709-1784)...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Greg Clingham - 1997 - 290 pages
...same time a brilliant rhetorical display, not so much a polished gem as a lethally accurate missile. "The notice which you have been pleased to take of my Labours . . . has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it, till I am solitary and cannot impart...
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A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Arnold Rogow - 1999 - 374 pages
...the work not long after, Johnson wrote him bitterly: "Had [your notice] been early, [it would have 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." Johnson had addressed the...
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