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" He was naturally a thinker for himself, confident of his own abilities, and disdainful of help or hinderance : he did not refuse admission to the thoughts or images of his predecessors, but he did not seek them. From his contemporaries he neither courted... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Pagina 46
door Samuel Johnson - 1840
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...not feek them. From his contemporaries he neither courted MILTON. 223 courted nor received fupport; there is in his writings nothing by which the pride...might be gratified, or favour gained; no exchange of praife, nor felicitation of fupport. His great works were performed under difcountenance, and in blindnefs,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pagina’s
...predeceffbrs, but he did not feek them. From his contemporaries he neither courted nor received fupport ; there is in his writings nothing by which the pride...might be gratified, or favour gained ; no exchange of praife, nor felicitation of fupport. His great works were performed under difcountenance,. and in blindnefs,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...predeceflbrs, but he did not feck them. From his contemporaries he neither courted nor received fupport; there is in his Writings nothing by which the pride...might be gratified, or favour gained ; no exchange of praife, nor felicitation of fupport. His great works were performed under difcountenance, and in blindnefs,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...predeceflbrs, but he did not fcek them. From his contemporaries he neither courted nor wceived fupport; there is in his writings nothing by which the pride...might be gratified, or favour gained > no exchange of praife, nor felicitation of fupport. His great works were performed under difcountenance, and in blindnefs,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 63

1788
...naturally a thinker for himfelf, confident of hit. own abilities, and difdaioful of help or hindrance. There is in his writings nothing by which the pride...might be gratified, or favour gained ; no exchange of praife, or felicitation of fupport. fp. 162.) He had watched with^ g'eat diligence the operations of...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...naturally a thinker for himself, confident of his own abilities, and disdainful of help or hindrance : he did not refuse admission to the thoughts or images...; but difficulties vanished at his touch : he was born for whatever is arduous ; and his work is not the greatest of heroic poems, only because it is...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...naturally a thinker for himself, confident of his own abilities, and disdainful of help or hindrance. From his contemporaries he neither courted nor received...exchange of praise, nor solicitation of support.' Jo'inson's Worts, vii. 142. See/w/, Feb. 1766, for Johnson's opinion on ' courting great men.' a sure,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1799
...his own abilities, and disdainful of help or hindrance. From his contemporaries he neither couited nor received support ; there is in his writings nothing...exchange of praise, nor solicitation of support.' Jo'inson's Works, vii. 142. See /</, Feb. 1766, for Johnson's opinion on 'courting great men.'...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...nor received support; i in his writings nothing by which the pride of other authors might be •A, or favour gained ; no exchange of praise, nor solicitation...performed under discountenance, and in blindness, but " fitficulties vanished at his touch; he was born for whatever is arduous; and his itoik is not the...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...naturally a thinker for himself, confident of his own abilities, and disdainful of help or hindrance: he did not refuse admission to the thoughts or images...His great works were performed under discountenance, ^nd in blindness, but difficulties vanished at his touch ; he was born for whatever is arduous; and...
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