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" I like the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dispersions, but the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it ; and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would... "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with His Last ... - Pagina 54
door Alexander Pope - 1760
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1824
...the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dispersions ; but the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is, to vex the world, rather than divert it; and if I could compass that design, without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1829 - 360 pagina’s
...— Slienstone. DCLXXXIX. " The chief end," says Swift, in a letter to Mr. Pope, "I propose to myself in all my labours, is to vex the world, rather than divert it; and, if I could compass that design, without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1847
...the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dispersions ; but the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is, to vex the world, rather than divert it ; and if I could compass that design, without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 101

1900
...world. In a letter to Pope, quoted in the introduction, Swift says, " The chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it, and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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Notes and Queries

1900
...world. In a letter to Pope, quoted ill the introduction, Swift says, "The chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it, and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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The kaleidoscope of anecdotes and aphorisms, collected by C. Sinclair

Catherine Sinclair - 1851
...walking, and sleeping, take up eighteen of the twenty-four hours. The chief end I propose to myself, in all my labours, is to vex the world, rather than divert it. Drown the world ! I am not content with despising it, but I would anger it, if I could with safety."...
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A New General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 12

Hugh James Rose - 1853
...to Pope, referring to the intended work, makes the following declaration: "The chief end I propose in all my labours is to vex the world, rather than divert it ; and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1853 - 297 pagina’s
...the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dissensions ; but the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it ; and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1853 - 309 pagina’s
...like the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dissensions; but the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it; and if could I compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1854 - 297 pagina’s
...the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dissensions ; but the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it ; and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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