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" That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk, was in his time rarely to be found. Men not professing learning were not ashamed of ignorance ; and, in the female world, any acquaintance with books was distinguished only to be censured. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ... - Page 439
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

English literature - 1781
...think it neceiTary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his in(lruifr.iom were fuch as the character of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...in common talk, was in his time rarely to be found. Мея not profeffing learning were not afhamed of ignorance ; and in the female worid any acquaintance...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 63

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...would think it neceflary to write now, cannot be affirmed; his inftrudlions were fuch as the character of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and the wealthy; he therefore prefented knowledge in...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...would think it necefiary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his inftrudtions were fuch as the character of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpefted conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and the wealthy; he therefore prefented knowledge in...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...would think it neceflary to write now, cannot be affirmed; his inftructions were fuch as the character of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...in the female world any acquaintance with books was diflinguifhed only to be cenfured. His purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpected...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

Books - 1781
...circulates u; common talk was in hi time raiely to be found. Men not profe fling learning were not athamed of ignorance ; and in the female world any acquaintance with books WAS diitinguilhed only to be cenfured. His purpofe was to infufe literary cori >Sty, by gentle and unfufpeiSed...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...circulates in common talk was in hi time rarely to be found. Men not profeffing learning were not athamed of ignorance ; and in the female world any acquaintance with books was diilinguifhed only to be cenfured. Hii purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpe&ed...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...think it neceflary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his inftructtons were fuch as the ch ira&ers of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...talk, was in his time rarely to be found. Men not proteffing learning were not alhamed of ignorance; and, in the female world, any acquaintance With...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes, Complete. With ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1797
...think it neceffary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his inftruiftions were fuch as the character of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...talk, was in his time rarely to be found. Men not profeffmg learning, were not afhamcd of ignorance ; and in the female world, any acquaintance with...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797
...think it neceflury to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his inftructions were fucli a3 the character of his readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk, \vas in his time rarely to be found. Men not profeffing learning, were not afhamed of ignorance ; and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...think it neceflary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his inftructions were fuch as the characters of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity by gentle and unfufpedted conveyance, into the gay, the idle, ' and the wealthy : he therefore prefented knowledge...
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