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" 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 it by the sacrifice of reason, propriety, and truth.... "
Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare - Page 128
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
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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 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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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 [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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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

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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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...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

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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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 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 the defects...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...barren as it is, gave him fuch delight, that he was content to purchafe it by the faeFifice of reafoi>, propriety and truth. A quibble •was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he loft the world, and was content to lofc it. It will bethought ftrange, that, in enumerating the defects...
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