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" ... up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished. A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content to purchase... "
The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and genius - Page 150
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...barren as it is, gave him fuch delight, that he was content to purchafe it, by the facrifice of reafon, propriety and truth. A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the world, and was content to lofe * it.' . Quaintly as all this is exprefled, and boldly as it...
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...barren as it is, gave him fuch delight,, that he was content to purchafe it, by the facrifice of reafon, propriety and truth. A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the world, and was con.tent to lofe it. It will be thought ftrange, that, in enumerating the defects...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...is, gave him fuch delight, that he was content to purchafe it, by the facrifice of reafon, proprietyj and truth. A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the world, and was content to lofe it. It will be thought ftrangc, that, in enumerating the defects...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the World, and was content to lofe it. It will be thought ftrange, that in enumerating the Defects of this Writer, I...mentioned his Neglect of the Unities -, his Violation of thofe Laws which have been inftituted and efta blifhed by the joint Authority of Poets and of Criticks....
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...barren as it is, gave him fucli Delight, that he was content to purchafe it by the Sacrifice of Reafon, Propriety, and Truth. A Quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the World, and was content to lofe it. It will be thought ftrange, that in enumerating the Defeats...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...barren as it is, gave him fuch Delight, that he was content to purchafe it by the Sacrifice of Reafon, Propriety, and Truth. A Quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he lou the World, and was content to lofe it. ' It will be thought ftrange, that in enumerating the Defects...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778 - 630 pages
...barren as it is, gave him fuch delight, that he was content to purchafe it, by the facrifice of reafon, propriety, and truth. A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the world, and was content to lofe it. It will be thought ftrange, that, in enumerating I ' the...
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature

Literary Criticism - 1784
...barren as it is, gave him fuch delight, that he was content to purchafc it, by the facritice of reafon, propriety, and truth. A quibble was to- him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the world, and -was content to lofe it. What he does beft, he.foon ceafes to do. He is not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...barren as it is, gave him fuch delight, that he was content to purchafe it, by the facririce of reafon, propriety, and truth. A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the world, and was content to lofe it. It will be thought ftrange, that, in enumerating the defeats...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...barren as it is, gave him such delight, that >he was content to purchase it, by the sacrifice of reason, propriety, and truth. A quibble was to him the fatal...defects of this writer, I have not yet mentioned his neglefl of the unities; his violation of those laws which have been instituted and established by the...
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