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" Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. "
Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of the Rambler ... - Page 472
by Nathan Drake - 1810 - 499 pages
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.' Works, v. pp....
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.' Johnson's Works,...
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Memoirs of the Life of Gilbert Wakefield, Volume 2

Gilbert Wakefield - 1804
...number and nature of the works9 which he published. These, it should be remembered, were written, " not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but"r at intervals snatched from his daily avocations, and amidst a variety of embarrassments, sufficient...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...written, as he says, " with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under...inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. " The sorrow to which he here alludes is probably that which he felt for the loss of his wife, who...
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History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield

John Jackson - Lichfield (England) - 1805 - 276 pages
...written, as he says, " with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under...inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow." The sorrow to which he here alludes; is, probably, that which he felt for the loss of his wife, who...
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The Annual Review and History of Literature, Volume 3

Books - 1805
...number and nature of the works which he published. These, it should be remembered, were written, ' not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but* at intervals snatched from his daily avocations, and amidst a variety of embarrassments, sufficient...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic k bowers, but amid inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. It may repress the triumph...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under...inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. It may repress the triumph of malignant criticism to observe, that if our language is not here fully displayed,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...meanness of f' dedication." Such atnan when he had finished his Dictionary, " not," as he says himself, " in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under "...inconvenience and distraction, in sickness '.' and in sorrow, and without the patronage of *' the Great," was not likely to be caught by the lure thrown out by Lord...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...meanness of dedication." Such a man when he had finished his Dictionary, " not," as he says himself, " in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the...inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow, and without the patronage of the great," was not likely to be caught hy the lure thrown out by Lord...
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