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" Addison is now despised by some who perhaps would never have seen his defects but by the lights which he afforded them. "
Lives of the English Poets: Smith-Savage - Page 146
by Samuel Johnson - 1905
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...deciding by taste rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others to add a little of their own, and...cannot be affirmed ; his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk was...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 23

Religion - 1824
...the literary warfare. As Johnson observes, " it is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add ,a little of their own, and overlook their masters." So we seem to forget that, if we have dressed and pruned the vine, others planted and watered it ;...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1824
...the literary warfare. As Johnson observes, " it is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their masters." So we seem to forget that, if we have dressed and pruned the vine, others planted and watered rt ;...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...deciding by taste rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and...cannot be affirmed : his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk was...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...uncommon, for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, aiid overlook their masters. Addison is now despised by...affirmed ; his instructions were such as the character of bis readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk, was in his time...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Addison, Volume 1

Joseph Addison - Medals, Ancient - 1830
...stern though judicious words of Johnson. " It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and...defects, but by the lights which he afforded them." OXFORD, FEBRUARY, 1830. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JAMES CRAGGS, ESQ. HIS MAJESTY'S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...deciding by taste* rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and...he always wrote as he would think it necessary to wnte now, cannot be affirmed : his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper....
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1835
...Dr. Kippis's edition of the ' Biographia Britannica.' On that subject Johnson is just and liberal. " Addison is now despised by some who perhaps would...defects, but by the lights which he afforded them." By some of these arrogant despisers he has been blamed for deciding by taste rather than by principles....
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1836
...Dr. Kippis's edition of the ' Biographia Britannica.' On that subject Johnson is just and liberal. " Addison is now despised by some who perhaps would...defects, but by the lights which he afforded them." By some of these arrogant despisers he has been blamed for deciding by taste rather than by principles....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...deciding by taste* rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the d Prior in the commission, hut that Shrewsbury refused...associated with a man so mcanlv born. Prior therefore aflbrded them. That he always wrote as he would think it necessary to write now, cannot be affirmed...
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