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" ... the fatality (under which most men labour) of desiring to be what they are not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one, wherein they will all their life have the air of strangers... "
The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq - Page 304
by Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1786
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 1

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1712
...they are not, makes "em go out of a Method, in which they might be receiver! with Applaufe, and \'j would certainly excel ; into one, wherein they will all their Life have the Air of Strangers to what they aim at. 1\ - For this Reafon, I have not lamented the Metamorphofts ot anyone...
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The Tatler; Or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 1

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1774
...good fenfe, if they thought fit to ufe it: But the fatality (under which moft men labour) of defining to be what they are not, makes them go out of a method,...every thing elfe that might make him a man fit for liis order. But inftead of the purfuit of fober ftudies and applications, in which he would certainly...
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The British Essayists: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1803
...be what they are not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one, wherein they will all their life have, the air of strangers to what they aim at. For this reason, I have not lamented the meta* morphosis of any one...
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The Tatler

Joseph Addison, Alexander Chalmers, Sir Richard Steele - 1822
...be what they are not, makes them go out of a method, in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one, wherein they will all their life have the air of strangers to what they aim at. For this reason, I have not lamented the metamorphosis of any one I...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1809
...not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainiy excel, into one, wherein they will all their life have the air of strangers to what they aim at. For this reason, I have not lamented the metamorphosis of any one I...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface, historical and ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...be what they are not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one, wherein they will all their life have the air of strangers to what they aim at. For this reason, I have not lamented the metamorphosis of any one I...
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The British essayists

James Ferguson - Literary Collections - 1823
...be what they are not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one wherein they will all their life have the air of strangers to what they aim at. For this reason, I have not lamented the metamorphosis of any one I...
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The British Essayists: The Tatler

James Ferguson - English periodicals - 1823
...be what they are not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one wherein they will all their life havetHe air of strangers to what they aim at. For this reason, I have not lamented themeta morphosis...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs]. 1st Amer. ed

Laconics - History - 1829
...be what they are not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one, wherein they will all their life have the air of strangers to what they aim at—Steele. DCCCCIV. Of Wisdom? Vast, unwieldy, burthensome, Proudly secure,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 3

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...be what they are not, makes them go out of a method in which they might be received with applause, and would certainly excel, into one, wherein they will all their life have the air of strangers to whtt they aim at. — Steelc. DCCCCIV. ——What is Strength, without a double share...
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