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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 His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Biography - 1846
...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 hope from censure or from...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1848 - 874 pages
...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.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1848
...have already seen (ante. Vol. I. p, 31.) the probable moti re of the attack on the Exdse. — CHOKER. praise of perfection, which if I could obtain in this...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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Outlines of the History of the English Language

George Lillie Craik - 1851
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I ma}- surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. 35. Burke on the House of Commons ; from his " Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Discontents:"...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1851
...the praise of perfection, which, if I could obtain in this gloom of solitude, what would it avail met o has added to the delight of millions, and to the glory of English literature. Henceforward the [Reflection* on Landing at lona.'} [From the ' Journey to the Weitem Ides.1] We were now treading that...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1853
...be contented without the praise of perfection, which, if I could obtain, in this gloom of Rolitude, what would it avail me ? I have protracted my work...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." The deep tone of sorrow that marks the closing sentences of this elegant and forcible address to the...
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The National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1853
...he contented without the praise of perfection, which, if I could ohtain, in this gloom of solitnde, what would it avail me ? I have protracted my work...frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from ceusure or from praise." The deep tone of sorrow that marks the closing sentenees of this elegant and...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 776 pages
...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...sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are emptv* sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from...
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A compendium of English literature: chronologically arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...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. REFLECTIONS OX LANDING AT IOXA. 1 We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I may surely he contented without the praise of perfection, which, if I could...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. REFLECTIONS ON LANDING AT IONA.1 We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary...
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