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The lives of the most eminent English poets;: with critical observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...than exclude the fun ; but Pope's excavation was requifite as an entrance to his garden, and, as fome men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where neceflity enforced a paflage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...than exclude the fun ; but Pope's excavation was requifite as an entrance to his garden, and, as fome men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where neceffity enforced a paflage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 65

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...than ex-clude the fun; but Pope's excavation was requifite as an entrance to his gar, andj as fomemen try to be proud of their defects, he extracted an...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where neceflity enforced a paffage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...than exclude the fun; but Pope's excavation was requifiteas an entrance to his garden, and, as fome men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where neceffity enforced a paflage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...than exclude the fun; but Pope's excavation was requifite as an entrance to his garden, and, as fome men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where neceffity enforced a paflage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1810
...dignified it with the title of a grotto, a place of silence and retreat, from which he endeavoured to persuade his friends and himself that cares and...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity enforced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the studious and speculative, that they are proud...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...he endea* See, however, the Life of Addison in the Biographia Britan* nica, last edition. R. voured to persuade his friends and himself that cares and...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity enforced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the .studious and speculative, that they ar^ proud...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...with the title of a grotto, a place of silence and retreat, from which he endeavoured to ]>ersuade his friends and himself, that cares and passions could...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity enforced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the studious and speculative, that they are proud...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...endeavoured to persuade bis friends and himself, that cares and passions could be excluded. A grotto }f not often the wish or pleasure of an Englishman, who...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity enforced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the studious and speculative, that they are proud...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy, Alexander Chalmers - Literary Criticism - 1810
...which he endea* See, however, the Life of Addison in the Biographia Britannica, last edition. R. voured to persuade his friends and himself that cares and...solicit than exclude the sun ; but Pope's excavation wag requisite as an entrance to his garden, and, as some men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...
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