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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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1831
...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 Principles of English Composition: Illustrated by Examples with Critical ...

David Booth - English language - 1831 - 351 pages
...to fear or to hope from censure or from praise, with frigid tranquillity, I therefore dismiss it.' ' I have protracted my work till most of those whom...with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or to hope from censure or from praise.' Other arrangements of these phrases might be formed, or even...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...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 thereof, or any and which of them by information, or how otherwise ? " I am of opinion that...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1835
...probable motive of the attack on the Excise. — CHOKER. praise of perfection, which if I could ohtain in this gloom of solitude, what would it avail me...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.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...splendid thoughts which so highly distinguish that performance. "I (says he) may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which if I could...grave; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. 1 therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hojie from censure or from...
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Jerningham; or, The inconsistent man [by sir J.W. Kaye].

John William Kaye (sir.), Claude Jerningham (fict. name.) - 1836
...them, ' I may surely be contented,' saith he, speaking of the probable failure of his great work, ' without the praise of perfection, which, if I could...wished to please have sunk into the grave,' " — and Everard buried his face in his hand, apparently overwhelmed by the memory of the great misfortune that...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1841
...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...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." W. MIGHT AGAINST RIGHT. A ROMANCE OF THE TYROLESE WAB. BY THE How. E. PHIPPS. CHAP. VII. THUS far had...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I may surely be contented dly glittered here and there The gems entangled in...friendships : — Alas ! they had been friends in yout 1 therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...praise of perfection, which, if I could obtain in this gloom of solitude, what would it avail me I 1 , Ye [Reflection» on Landing at lona.'] [From the ' Journey to the Western Isles.'] We were now treading...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...praise of perfection, which, if I could obtain in this gloom of solitude, what would it avail me TI have protracted my work till most of those whom I...sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are alike empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope...
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