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" Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. "
The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and genius - Page 66
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 17

James Boswell - English literature - 1755
...it may gratify curiolity to inform it, that the Englim Dictionary was written with little affifhnce of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the ihelter of academic bowers ; but amidft inconvenience...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...may gratify curiofity to inform it, that the EngtijJ; Diftionary was written with little afTiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcuritics of retirement, or under the flicker of academick bowers, but amidft inconvenience...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...it was A 6 finifbed finiflied fo foon, firice it was written, as he fays, " with little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhelter of academic bowers, but amidft inconvenience and...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 9, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...attonifhing that it was finilhed fo foon, fince it was written, аз he fays, " with, little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhelter of academic bowers, but amidlt inconvenience and...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...competitors in the race, may yet be sensible of his deficiency when he runs against time. Well might he say, that ' the English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned',' for he told me, that the only aid which he received was a paper containing twenty etymologies, sent...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...competitors in the race, may yet be sensible of his deficiency when he runs against time. Well might he say, that ' the English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned',' for he told me, that the only aid which he received was a paper containing twenty etymologies, sent...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1799
...the race, may yet be sensible of his deficiency when he runs against time. \Vell might • he say, that " the English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned;" for he told me, that the only aid which he received was a paper containing twenty etymologies, sent...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...proceeded the faults of that which it condemns ; yet it may gratify auïojty te ¡aforra it, that ibe English Dictionary was written with little assistance...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic k bowers, but amid inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. It may repress...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...undertaking, it is indeed astonishing that it was finished so soon, since it was written, as he says, " with little assistance of the learned, and without...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. " The sorrow...
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History of the city and cathedral of Lichfield

John Jackson - Biography & Autobiography - 1805 - 276 pages
...considered, it is indeed astonishing that he finished it so soon, since it was written, as he says, " with little assistance of the learned, and without...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow." The sorrow to...
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