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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper - Page 480
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...meaning • but may we not say, in imitation of Cowley on another book, Tis so like sense 'twill serve the turn as well ? This endeavour after the grand...man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild ia woods the noble savage ran. — Tis but because the Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...; that \*,ftr those beings ttaa are cattle, and Аи use that is man. The is used in both numbers. I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran, Drjdm. Many words are used without articks; as, 1. Proper names, as John, Alexander, Lon~ ginui, Aristarcbus,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...right to give me death? Obeyed as sovereign by thy subjects be, But know, that I alone am king of me. I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. Boab. Since, then. no power above your own you know, Mankind should use you like a common foe ; You...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...meaning ; but may we not say, in imitation of Cowley on another book, 'Tis so like sense 'twill serve the turn as well ? This endeavour after the grand...or bulky, and many images either just or splendid: J am as free as Nature first made man, -» Ere the base laws of servitude began, /• When wild in...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 1

Religion - 1810
...of independence and a hatred of control amounting almost to the sublime rant of Almanzor. ' He was as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.' In general society Burns often permitted his determination of vindicating his personal dignity to hurry...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...meaning ; but may we not say, in imitation of Cowley on another book, 'Tis so like sense, 'twill serve the turn as well. This endeavour after the grand and...or bulky, and many images either just or splendid : 1 am as free as Nature first made man, "J Kre the base laws of servitude hegan, > When wild in woods...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1811
...meaning ; but may we not say, in imitation of Cowley on another book, 'Tis so hke sense, 'twill serve the turn as well. This endeavour after the grand and...or bulky, and many images either just or splendid : 1 am as free RS Nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 8, Issue 1

Sir Walter Scott - Europe - 1817
...The poet, indeed, has made a ranting hero exclaim, in a tone which would lit some modern agitators, I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base...servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. But it seems doubtful whether such a state of absolute and unrestrained freedom ever existed, except...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 8

Europe - 1817
...The poet, indeed, has made a ranting hero exclaim, in ft tone which would fit some modern agitators, I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woodi the noble savage ram But it seems doubtful whether such a state of absolute and unrestrained...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 8

Sir Walter Scott - Europe - 1817
...The poet, indeed, has made a ranting hero exclaim, in a tone which would fit some modera agitators, I am as free as nature first made man. Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in wood» the noble savage ran, But it seems doubtful whether such a state of absolute and unrestrained...
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