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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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Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1896 - 67 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." 21 30. Teutonic language. The Teutonic languages are those spoken by the Teutonic or German races,...
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From Grave to Gay: Being Essays and Studies Concerned with Certain Subjects ...

John St. Loe Strachey - 1897 - 356 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. Of course, Johnson did not always write like this. Too often the exquisite melody of such a phrase...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 922 pages
...please have sunk into the grave ; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it ation. I defend my criticism in the same manner with you. We must confess the That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual feeling, appears, I think, from his...
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Non Sequitur

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge - 1900 - 214 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 great lexicographer chose words as well as he defined them. " Sir," says he to Sir Joshua Reynolds,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1900 - 632 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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A History of English Literature and of the Chief English Writers: Founded on ...

Alexander Hamilton Thompson, Thomas Budd Shaw - 1901 - 866 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." § 3. During the years devoted to the Dictionary Johnson sought diversion from time to time in other...
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Essays from the Rambler and the Idler, with Passages from the Lives of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1901 - 179 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. ) I Lives of the Poets ., Lives of the Poets. MILTON AS A SCHOOLMASTER. HE now hired a lodging at the...
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Some XVIII Century Men of Letters: Biographical Essays, Volume 2

Whitwell Elwin - 1902
...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 praise."2 One of the departed friends whom he had wished to please was Edward Cave. Johnson had been...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - 1909 - 500 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 Draise. TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE THE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD February 7, 1755. MY LORD: I HAVE lately been...
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The English Language: Volume 1, Essays by English and American Men of ...

W. F. Bolton - 1966 - 244 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. 156 NOAH WEBSTER (1758-1843) Webster first mentions the causes underlying the discrepancy in English...
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