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“ It is easy for you , Mr. Garrick , to talk to an authour as you talked to Elphinstone ; you , who have been so long the manager of a theatre , rejecting the plays of poor authours . You are an old Judge , who have often pronounced ...
It was a very strange performance , the authour having mixed in it his own thoughts upon various topicks , along with his remarks on plowing , sowing , and other farming operations . He seemed , to be an absurd profane fellow , and had ...
An authour should sell his first work for what the booksellers will give , till it shall appear whether he is an authour of merit , or , which is the same thing as to purchase - money , an authour who pleases the publick .
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