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... has favoured me with the following solution : “ Now for the explication of this
seeming mystery , which is so very obvious as , for that reason , to have escaped
the penetration of Dr . Johnson and his friend , as well as that of the authour .
For my part , I should be proud to be known as an authour , and I have an ardent
ambition for literary fame ; for , of all possessions I should imagine literary fame to
be the most valuable . A man who has been able to furnish a book which has ...
The authour of an approved book may allow his natural disposition an easy play ,
and yet indulge the pride of superiour genius , when he considers that by those
who know him only as an authour he never ceases to be respected . Such an ...
One day at Sir Joshua ' s table , when it was related that Mrs . Montagu , in an
excess of compliment to the authour of a modern tragedy , had exclaimed , “ I
tremble for Shakspeare ; " Johnson said , “ When. 6 Of whom I acknowledge
myself to ...
There seems ( said he ) to be in authours a stronger right of property than that by
occupancy ; a metaphysical right , a right , as ... For the general good of the world
, therefore , whatever valuable work has once been created by an authour , and ...
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