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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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Class-book of Science and Literature

Class-book - 1869 - 324 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. David Hume: 1711-1776. The Middle Station of Life. We may remark of the middle station of life, that...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...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. 1. Eagerness: eager originally meant sharp, bitter, being indeed the Lat. acer, derived through the...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

1872 - 556 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. — Preface to his Dictionary of the English Language. [DK. HUGH BLAIR. 1718 — 17 .] TASTE AND GENIUS....
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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - 1872 - 658 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. THE VOYAGE OF LIFE. "LIFE," says Seneca, "is a voyage, in the progress of which we are perpetually...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874 - 604 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." That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual feeling, appears, I think, from his...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...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. EDWAJID GIBBON. EDWAKD GIBBON, author of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was born AD 1737,...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874 - 484 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." The spirit of his dead wife must have been haunting him once again as he wrote these words. There is...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 478 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." The spirit of his dead wife must have been haunting him once again as he wrote these words. There is...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 768 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. DR. S. JOHNSON : Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language. Those who have been persuaded to...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Pose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 592 pages
...have «unk into the grave, and success and mis'•rirriajre are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it ume this great master of Oriental learning thus writes: "I have regularly and attent From the Preface to The Dictionary of the Englixh Language. SHAKESPEARE. Shakespeare is, above all...
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