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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... - Page 387
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pages
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...CEconomy, and give their fecond Edition another Form, I may furely be contented without the Praife of Perfection, which, if I could obtain, in this Gloom...would it avail me ? I have protracted my Work till moft of thofe whom I wifhed to pleafe have funk into the Grave, anld Succefs and Mifcarriageare empty...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...CEconomy, and give their fecond Edition another Form, I may furely be contented without the Praife of Perfection, which, if I could obtain, in this Gloom...would it avail me ? I have protracted my Work till mofl of thofe whom I wifhed to pleafe have funk into the Grave, and Succefs and Mifcarriageare empty...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...obliged to change its ceconomy, 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. PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING THE DRAMATIC WORKS •> WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Printed in the Year 1756. VV HEN...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...praise of perfection, which if I could obtain in this gloom oi solitude, what would it avail me ! 1 have protracted my work till most of those whom I...have sunk into the grave; and success and miscarriage arc empty sounds. 1 therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from...
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical: illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809
...obliged to change its ceconomy, 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." More than half a. century has now elapsed since the publication of this great work, which, notwithstanding...
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical, illustrative of the Rambler ...

Nathan Drake - 1809
...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...tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or froia praise." More than half a. century has now elapsed since the publication of this great work,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...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...protracted my work till most of those whom I wished t please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are1 empty sounds. I therefore dismiss...
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