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" The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 206
by James Boswell - 1807
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 70

1791
...been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am folitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 61, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1791
...delayed till 1 am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am lolitary, and cannot impart it ; till 1 am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...delayed till I am indifferent, " and cannot enjoy it; till I am folitary, and ** cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do " not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afpe" rity not to confefs obligations where no be" nefit has been received ; or to be unwilling " that...
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Neue Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften und der freyen Künste ..., Volume 47

Christian Felix Weisse - 1792
...fd)ien am known, and do not want it. I hope it is not very cynical afperity not to confefs oblio-ations where no benefit has been received , or to be unwilling that the publick fhould confider me as owing that to a Patron , which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. £)....
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Tracts on Political and Other Subjects, Volume 3

Joseph Towers - 1796
...delayed till I am indifferent, • and cannot enjoy it ; till I am folitary, and cannot « impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. « I hope it is no very cynical afperity, not to confels « obligations where no benefit has been received, or • to be unwilling...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

Books and bookselling - 1796
...been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am folitary ar.d cannot impart it ; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical ifperity, not to confefs obligagations where no benefit has been received, dr to be unwilling that...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

Books and bookselling - 1796
...am known, and do not want it. 1 hope it is no very cynical afperity, not to confefs obligagâtions where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public fliould confider me as owin^j that to a patron, which Pfovidence has enabled me to do for myfelf....
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Life. Poems. Irene, a tragedy

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...delayed till I am •" indifferent, and cannot enjoy it:; till I am " folitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am " known, and do not want it. I hope it is " no very cynical afperity not to confefs ob" ligations where no benefit has been re•"*' ceived ; or] to be unwilling...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...delayed till I am " indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am " folitary, and cannot impart it ; till I am " known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical afperity not to confefs obligations where no benefit has been received ; or] to be unwilling that the...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it i* no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be...
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