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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... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the ... - Page 305
by James Boswell - 1799
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 70

1791
...obligations where no benefit has been received ; or to be unwilling that the publick Ihould confider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. Having carried on my work thus far with fo little obligation to any favourer of learning, I...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 61, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1791
...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 publick -ihould coniuier me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. Having...
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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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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

Books and bookselling - 1796
...obligagations where no benefit has been received, dr to be unwilling that the public Ihould confider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. " Having carried on ray work thus far, with fo little obligation to any favourer of learning,...
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Tracts on Political and Other Subjects, Volume 3

Joseph Towers - 1796
...; 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 that the public fhould confider me ' as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has ' enabled me to do for...
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Life. Poems. Irene, a tragedy

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...ligations where no benefit has been re•"*' ceived ; or] to be unwilling that the publick ftiould confider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myfelf. \ " Having carried on my work thus far '' with fo little obligation to any favourer of " learning,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...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 pub.** lick fhould confider me as owing that to a " patron, which Providence has enabled me " to do...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...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...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me ta do for myself....
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1805 - 132 pages
...had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it, till I am known and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity,...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...indifferent, and cannot enjoy it — till I am solitary, and can. not impart it — till I am known, apd do- not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity...benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron which Providence has enabled me to do for myself....
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