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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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Swift as Nemesis: Modernity and Its Satirist

Frank T. Boyle - 2000 - 242 pagina’s
...his writing and himself? Writing to Pope in September 1725, Swift claims: "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 and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - 2007 - 283 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 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 Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts ..., Volume 20

Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines - 1912
...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, T would be the most indefatigable writer...
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The Threshold of English Prose

Henry Arthur Treble - 1930 - 240 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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