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" I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door; during which time I have been pushing on my work through difficulties, of which it is useless to complain, and have brought it, at last, to the verge of publication, without one act of assistance,... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides - Pagina 250
door James Boswell - 1831
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Samuel Johnson

Timothy Wilson-Smith - 2004 - 160 pagina’s
...useless to complain, and have brought it to the verge of publication, without one act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such...treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before.1'' The letter was written on 7 February 1755, and A Dictionary of the English Language published...
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English Rhetoric

Xiuguo Zhang - 2005 - 268 pagina’s
...oyste 队 ( " El 吗 uent " ; sintendedtomean " si @ ent " ) intended to mean "insults". ) (14)Is not a patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for lift in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with helpf (Samuel Johnson) (A patron...
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Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry

Niall Rudd - 2005 - 228 pagina’s
...your pens' motif Burton has gone directly to Martial. 6. Johnson, Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield : 'Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a 62 Sir John Harington, Letters and Epigrams, ed. NE McClure (Philadelphia 1930) 100. Cf. his Nugae...
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The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in ...

Richard B. Sher - 2008 - 842 pagina’s
...his work and badly in need of support, his supposed patron never provided "one act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such...I did not expect, for I never had a Patron before" (BLJ, 1:261—62). Some pages later Boswell prints a letter from Johnson to Charles Burney of 8 April...
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A New Handbook of Literary Terms

David Mikics - 2008 - 368 pagina’s
...amorous and sociable. Samuel Johnson gracefully outlines this naive aspect of pastoral when he remarks, "The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks." For later poets, too, the pastoral realm appeared simple and blessedly ordinary, in contrast to the...
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