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" I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary: it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of. "
Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 298
edited by - 1797
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Sir John Hawkins - Biography & Autobiography - 1787 - 602 pages
...had condemned him to, I doubted not would be executed con amore. His anfwerwas, 'I look upon ' this as I did upon the dictionary : it is all work, and...* but the want of money, which is the only motive f to writing that I know of.' And the event was evidence to me, that in this fpeech he declared his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...had condemned him to, I doubted not would be executed con amore. His anfwer was, 'I look upon ' this as I did upon the dictionary : it is all work, and...my inducement to it is not love or defire of fame, c but the want of money, which is the only motive « to writing that I know of.' And the event was...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Sir John Hawkins - Authors, English - 1787 - 605 pages
...had condemned him to, I doubted not would be executed con amore. His anfwer was, * I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary : it is * all work, and my inducement to rt is not love or * defire of fame, but the want of money, which is the * only motive to writing that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...condemned him to, I doubted not would be executed con amore.- His anfwer was, ' I look upon c this as I did upon the dictionary : it is all work, and ' my inducement to h is not love or defire of fame, ' but the want of money, which is the only motive ' to writing that...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...on his being now engaged in a work that suited his genius. His answer was : — " I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary ; it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." ' * They...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...him on his being now engaged in a work that suited his genius. His answer was: — " I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary; it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." ' ' They...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...Warburton. When one of his friends expressed a hope that this employment would furnish him with amusement and add to his fame, he replied, " I look upon it...is all work; and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money which is the only motive to writing that I know of." He issued...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1816
...commended by Warburton. When one of his-friends exprerted a hope, that this employment would furnith him with amufement and add to his fame, he replied,...is all work; and my inducement to it is not love or delire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." He iflued...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 12

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...employment would t'urnifh him wilh amufcinent and add to Lis fame, he replied, " I look upon it as 1 did upon the Dictionary ; it is all work; and my inducement to it is not lo.v or deliie of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of."...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...Warburton. When one of his friends expressed a hope that this employment would furnUh him with amusement and add to his fame, he replied, " I look upon it...all work ; and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." He issued...
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