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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 National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1858
...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...frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from ceusure or from praise." The deep tone of sorrow that marks the closing sentences of this elegant and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1858
...do not, to threaten him with an information. " 29th Nov. 1755. " W. MCRRAI-." FOREIGN HONOURS. 243 have protracted my work till most of those whom I...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 Quarterly Review, Volume 105

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1859
...it, till I am known and do not want it.' ' I • hare protracted my. work,' he said in the second, ' till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk...tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or praise.' One of the departed friends whom he had wished to please was Edward Cave. Johnson had been...
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THE QUARTERLY REVIEW

william clowes - 1859
...impart it, till I am known and do not want it.' ' I have protracted my work,' he said in the second, ' till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk...tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or praise.' One of the departed friends whom he had wished to please was Edward Cave. Johnson had been...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 105

George Walter Prothero - 1859
...impart it, till I am known and do not want it/ ' I hare protracted my work,' he said in the second, ' till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk...tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or praise.' One of the departed friends whom he had wished to please was Edward Cave. Johnson had been...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 105

George Walter Prothero - 1859
...impart it, till I am known and do not want it/ ' I have protracted my work,' he said in the second, ' till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk...tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or praise.' One of the departed friends whom he had wished to please was Edward Cave. Johnson had been...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volumes 105-106

1859
...impart it, till I am known and do not want it.' ' I have protracted my work,' he said in the second, ' till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk...frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from cc-nBure or praise.' One of the departed friends whom he had wished to please was Edward Cave. Johnson...
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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1860 - 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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Private Libraries of New York

James Wynne - Libraries - 1860 - 472 pages
...folio, published in 1755. This contains the preface in which he concludes with the well known words : " I have protracted my work till most of those whom...little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." The first volume has a fine portrait of the great lexicographer, one of the earliest ever published...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1860
...definition ; and, in case he do not, to threaten him with an information. " 29th NOy. 1755. " W. MURRAY. " have protracted my work till most of those whom I...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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