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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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Engelske forfattere i udvalg. med biografiske indeldminger og oplysende ...

1875
...grusomme. — solitary; dette forklares ved hvad han siger i Slutningsordene af Fortalen til sin Ordbog: «I have protracted my work till most of those whom...grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds«. — with less, de less obligation. 3. SAYINGS OF JOHNSON. S. 122. Davies, den bekjendte Boghandler...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Authors - 1879 - 555 pages
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I may surely be contented out any help from the heralds' office, and came very...did us no great honour by these claims of kindred ; From the Preface to The Dictionary of the En9lish Lan9ua9e. SHAKE8PEARE. Shakespeare is, above all...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1880 - 752 pages
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I may surely be contented JOIINSOX: Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language. Those who have been persuaded to think well...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...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. Prefaca to Dictionary. Influence of Meditation. The great task of him who conducts his life by the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1880
...Cuoira. *"T-4fc fOEKIQN HONODBS. 843 have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to pleaoe have sunk into the grave ; and success and miscarriage...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 English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

English essays - 1881 - 536 pages
...obliged to change its economy, and give their second edition another form, I may snrely be contented j/ WILLIAM COWPEE* BORN 1731 : DIED 1800. (From the Connoisseur.) THE TALENT OF SECRECY. Leaky at bottom...
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Sunday talk (ed. by C. Church).

Cyril Church
...formerly, is truly pathetic. In the former he says — " I may surely be contented without the fame of perfection, which, if I could obtain in this gloom...I have protracted my work till most of those whom \ wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are alike empty sounds." To...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pages
...etymologies, sent him by Dr Pearce, bishop of Rochester. 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." As though he had foreseen some of the circumstances which would attend this publication, he observes,...
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Native Informant: Essays on Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture

Leo Braudy - History - 1991 - 304 pages
...meaningless without a human context for its appreciation: "I have protracted my work till most of those I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success...are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquility, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise" (p. 207). [1970] Notes 1. Dr....
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...philologist. Limits ol Stale Action, ch. 3 (1792; repr. 1 854; If. and ed. by JW Burrow, 1 969). 3 /producer tear or hope from censure or from praise. SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-84), English author, lexicographer....
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