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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 Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ... - Page 47
by Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
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To Loot My Life Clean: The Thomas Wolfe--Maxwell Perkins Correspondence

Thomas Wolfe, Maxwell Evarts Perkins - 2000 - 390 pages
...that final and irreparable loss, to agree with Samuel Johnson when he said: "The shepherd in Vergil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks." You say in one of your letters that you never knew a soul with whom you felt that you were in such...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 776 pages
...assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour'. Hence the barbed put-down: The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found...when he has reached ground encumbers him with help. 74 - and the significant substitution when Johnson revised The Vanity of Human Wishes in 1749: There...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - 2000 - 772 pages
...assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour'. Hence the barbed put-down: The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found...and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help.74 - and the significant substitution when Johnson revised The Vanity of Human Wishes in 1749:...
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Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches: Essays and Speeches

Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., Robert C. Leitz, Jesse S. Crisler - 2001 - 644 pages
...one smile of favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found...struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached the ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had...
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Samuel Johnson as Book Reviewer: A Duty to Examine the Labors of the Learned

Brian Hanley - 2001 - 308 pages
...and the literary marketplace complemented each other as sources of sustenance for aspiring authors. "Is not a Patron, My Lord, one who looks with unconcern...when he has reached ground encumbers him with help?" writes Samuel Johnson in his famous letter to Lord Chesterfield, dated 7 February 1755. "The notice...
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The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe

James Van Horn Melton - 2001 - 302 pages
...Samuel Johnson expressed his disdain for private patrons in 1754, when he bitterly defined a patron as "one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling...and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help."17 Thus the ideal of independence and autonomy became increasingly central to authorial identity...
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Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

H. J. Jackson - 2001 - 344 pages
...Vanity of Human Wishes, 1:105). At the famous line in the Letter to Lord Chesterfield, "The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks," he responds with vexation, "What does this mean? that Ld. Ch's heart was a Rock? — if so, to me it...
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Two Lives: Edmund Campion and Ronald Knox

Evelyn Waugh - 2005 - 426 pages
...didn't like the book, but were forced to sanction it owing to the persistent demands of the laity? ('Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?') [Original draft: 'I could say much more about this, but I don't think I will.'] From this point of...
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The Book History Reader

David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery, Head of the Centre for Open Learning David Finkelstein - 2002 - 404 pages
...praise the writer's work in fashionable society. Johnson's famous denunciation of Lord Chesterfield - 'Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...when he has reached ground encumbers him with help' — complained not about the noble lord's failure to fund the Dictionary (which was financed, after...
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Region, Religion and Patronage: Lancastrian Shakespeare

Richard Dutton, Alison Gail Findlay, Richard Wilson - 2003 - 280 pages
...laws, yet by the eighteenth century Dr Johnson could complain to Lord Chesterfield that a patron was 'one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling...and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help'.20 Johnson's antipathy notwithstanding, patronage was, for seventeenth-century writers, a fundamental...
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