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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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Selected English Letters

Claude Moore Fuess - 1914 - 115 pagina’s
...our meeting after distresses and dispersions. But the chief end I propose to myself in all my labors, 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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Shelburne Essays: With the wits

Paul Elmer More - 1919 - 253 pagina’s
...From there also he sent to the same person his literary profession: "The chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it. ... I hate and detest that animal called man." He changed the name of the animal to Yahoo in his great...
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With the Wits: Shelburne Essays, Tenth Series

Paul Elmer More - 1919 - 311 pagina’s
...From there also he sent to the same person his literary profession: "The chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it. ... I hate and detest that animal called man." He changed the name of the animal to Yahoo in his great...
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Shelburne Essays: With the wits

Paul Elmer More - 1919 - 253 pagina’s
...From there also he sent to the same person hisliterary profession: "The chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it. ... I hate and detest that animal called man." He changed the name of the animal to Yahoo in his great...
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THEENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA

1920
...like the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dispersions, but the chief aim 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 person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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The Collected Essays & Addresses of the Rt. Hon. Augustine Birrell ..., Volume 1

Augustine Birrell - 1923
...the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dispersions, but the chief end I propose for 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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Jonathan Swift: Selections

Jonathan Swift - 1924 - 448 pagina’s
...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 be the most indefatigable writer...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 80

1897
...He was, as he wrote to Pope, finishing his Gulliver's Travels. " The chief end I propose to myself municated first with Governor Hill and then with Mr. Croker. The Wine and Sp compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune I would be the most indefatigable writer...
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British Literary Manuscripts: From 800 to 1800, Volume 1

Verlyn Klinkenborg, Herbert Cahoon, Pierpont Morgan Library - 1981 - 272 pagina’s
...Travels. "The chief end I propose to my self in all my labors," Swift wrote in the same letter to Pope, "is to vex the world rather than divert it, and if I could compass that designe without hurting my own person or Fortune I would be the most Indefatigable writer...
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With the Hammer of Truth: James Thompson Callender and America's Early ...

Michael Durey - 2013 - 225 pagina’s
...misanthropy. In a famous letter to Alexander Pope in 1725 he wrote: The chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it. ... I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities, and all my love is towards individuals....
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