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" I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave ; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. "
The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine - Page 62
1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 696 pages
...please have sunk into the grave ; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds : I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." As though he had foreseen some of the circumstances which would attend this publication, he observes,...
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The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773

Allen Reddick, Samuel Johnson - 1996 - 292 pages
...the Dictionary had been finally completed - at least for the time being, the author "dismissing] it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise."108 He had lived with the project now for nine years and had developed a deep sense both of...
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The Scottish Invention of English Literature

Robert Crawford, Reverend Robert Crawford, Rev, Crawford Robert - 1998 - 284 pages
...please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds; I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise' (p. 328). Epitaph-wise the author consigns himself to posterity and the poets of a classical past....
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Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author

Lawrence Lipking - 2009 - 396 pages
...expression comes from the final sentence of the Preface to the Dictionary: "I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." 6. Works 2: 314-315. 7. Adventurer 128, Works 2: 480. 8. The translation is Johnson's own, in the two...
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Ethics and Epistemology in Sextus Empiricus

Tad Brennan - 1999 - 140 pages
...have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are LOO empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." So wrote Johnson, ending the preface to his dictionary. The present work, though of much lighter moment,...
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Text: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies

W. S. Hillis, Edward Burns, Peter Shillingsburg - 1999 - 306 pages
...please, have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." At the moment, unfortunately, there are three superior numbers marring the reader's appreciation of...
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Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry

Thomas Szasz - 2003 - 254 pages
...please, have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds; I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise."9 Appendix I The Power of False Truths: The Maternity Hospital and the Mental Hospital Vague...
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