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" Imagination," appeared in 1744. I have heard Dodsley, by whom it was published, relate, that when the copy was offered him, the price demanded for it, which was an hundred and twenty pounds, being such as he was not inclined to give precipitately, he... "
Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt - Page 97
by Samuel Johnson - 1854
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Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting ...

Richard Miller Devens - 1865 - 462 pages
...that when the copy was offered him, the price demanded for it, which was a hundred and twenty pounds, being such as he was not inclined to give precipitately,...niggardly offer, for " this was no everyday writer." Benjamin Franklin as a Bookseller. ONE fine morning when Franklin was busy preparing his newspaper...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1866 - 654 pages
...that when the copy was offered him, the price demanded for it, which was an hundred and twenty pounds, being such as he was not inclined to give precipitately,...writer."* In 1741 he went to Leyden in pursuit of medical kuowledge, and three years afterwards (May 16, 1744) became doctor of physic, recently formed, and...
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Biography: Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia", Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1866 - 552 pages
...mentions this, says that he had heard Dodsley himself relate that, hesitating to give so large a price, "he carried the work to Pope, who, having looked into...niggardly offer, for this was no everyday writer." Pope, who died in the end of May of the year in which it appeared, lived nevertheless long enough to...
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Cyclopædia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting ...

Richard Miller Devens - 1868 - 906 pages
...that when the copy was offered him, the price demanded for it, which was a hundred and twenty pounds, being such as he was not inclined to give precipitately,...niggardly offer, for " this was no everyday writer." Benjamin Franklin as a Bookseller. ONE fine morning when Franklin was busy preparing his newspaper...
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The poetical works of Joseph Addison: Gay's Fables; and Somerville's Chase ...

Joseph Addison - 1875 - 760 pages
...carried the " Pleasures of Imagination" to Pope, who glanced at it, saw its merit, and advised Dodsley not to make a niggardly offer — for " this was no everyday writer." It appeared in January 1744, and, in spite of its faults, nay, perhaps, partly in consequence of them,...
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Doctors and patients, or, Anecdotes of the medical world and curiosities of ...

John Timbs - 1876 - 510 pages
...that when the copy was offered him, the price demanded for it, which was a hundred and twenty pounds, being such as he was not inclined to give precipitately,...him not to make a niggardly offer, for this was no evcry-day writer.' When at Leyden, Akenside became warmly attached to a fellow-student named Jeremiah...
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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1876 - 506 pages
...Pleasures of the Imagination." He took the book to Dodsley, the publisher, and asked for it I2O/. Dodsley carried the work to Pope, who, having looked into...niggardly offer, for this "was no everyday writer," province, the Odd, was his peculiar domain. The motto which he prefixed to his Catalogue of Royal and...
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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1876 - 508 pages
...Pleasures of the Imagination." He took the book to Dodsley, the publisher, and asked for it I2O/. Dodsley carried the work to Pope, who, having looked into it, advised him not lo make a niggardly offer, for this "was no everyday writer." province, the Odd, was his peculiar domain....
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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1877 - 498 pages
...I'lrnsuros of the Imagination." He took the book to Doddlcy, the publisher, and asked for It £120. Dodsloy carried the work to Pope, who, having looked into...niggardly offer, for this " was no every-day writer." (') " Where, in the name of goodness, Mr. Ludoric, have you got together all this rubbish ?" with such...
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The Poetical Works of Akenside and Beattie: With a Memoir of Each

Mark Akenside - 1878 - 792 pages
...was offered him, the price demanded for it, which was a hundred and twenty pounds, being such as ho was not inclined to give precipitately, he carried...not to make a niggardly offer ; for ' this was no cvery-day writer.'"1 In consequence of this imprimatur from Twickenham, the work was published by Dodsley...
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