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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ... - Page 237
1798
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SEVERAL HANDS - 1777
...them. On this topic he fpeaks with a kind of enthuiiafm, and breaks out in the following rhapfody : ' Could the Author flatter himfelf, that any one would...him from the buttle and hurry of life, the din of politic], and the noife of folly ; vanity and vexation flew away for a feafon, care and difquietude...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 56

Books - 1777
...them. On this topic he fpeaks with a kind of enthufiafm, and breaks out in the following rhapfody : ' Could the Author flatter himfelf, that any one would...the lofs of his labour. The employment detached him tiom the buflle and hurry of life, the din of politic:, and the noife of folly ; vanity and vexation...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 2

Books and bookselling
...one would have half the pleafure in reading the following expofitibn, which he hath hail in writ' ing it, he would not fear the lofs of his labour. The employment detached him from the bultle and hurry of life, the din of politics, and -the' ncife of folly ; vanity and vti'ation flew...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 2

Books and bookselling - 1793
...cannot give. '1 huf , fpeaking of the fatisfaflion he had found in compofing this work, he fctys, ' Could the author flatter himfelf, that any one would have half the pleafcre in reading the fbllowing expofition, which he hath had in writing it, he would not fear the...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...author flatter himfelf that any one would take half the pleafure in reading his work which he hath taken in writing it, he would not fear the lofs of his labour. The employment detached him from the buitle and hurry of life, the din of politics, and the noife of folly ; vanity ana vexation flew away...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 62, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1792
...himfelf that any one would take half the pleafure in reading the following Expoluion, which he hath taken in writing it, he would not fear the lofs of his labour. The employment detached him from the buftle and hurry of life, the din of politicks, and the noife of (oily : vanity and vexation flew away...
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The Universal Magazine, Volume 93

1793
...fiitisfactton he bad found in compoímg this work, he fay» : * Could the author ¡kttcr hhsil. '.[', that in v one would have half the pleafure. in reading the following...of his labour. The employment detached him from the buftle and hurry of life, the din of politics, and the noife of folly : vanity %nd vexation flew away...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

1797 - 1120 pages
...in writing it, he would not fear the lofs of his labour. The employment detached him from the buftle and hurry of life, the din of politics, and the noife of folly ; vanity and vexation flew away for ft fcafon, care anddifquietude came not near his dwelling. He rofe, freih as the morning, to his talk...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - English literature - 1799 - 356 pages
...flatter himfelf, that any one would take half the pleafure in reading his work, which he has taken in writing it, he would not fear the lofs of his labour. The employment detached him from the buftle and hurry of life, the din of polities, and the noife of folly. Vanity and vexation flew away...
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The Works of Robt: Leighton ...

Robert Leighton - Theology - 1808
...author flatter himself, that any ,one would have half the pleasure in reading the following exposition, which he hath had in writing it, he would not fear the loss of his labour. Tlie employment detached him from the bustle and hurry of life, the din of politics,...
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