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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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...grown wise by the labour of others, to add a li tie of their own, and overlook their masters. Addisou is now despised by some who perhaps would never have...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 New Monthly Magazine, Volume 103

1855
...223, n. t Preface, pv " It is not uncommon," says Johnson, " for those who have grown wise by fbe labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their master." That is bad. Bat what shall be said of those who turn the very " little of their own" against...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp].

Robert Kemp Philp - 1866
...are ever anxious to pay. " It is not uncommon," says Johnson, " for those who have grown wise by the labour of others to add a little of their own, and overlook their master's. Addison is now despised by some, who, perhaps, would never have seen his defects but by the...
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Historical Sketches: The Turks in Their Relation to Europe; Marcus Tullius ...

John Henry Newman - Church history - 1872 - 446 pages
...bold and manly eloquence of free Rome. i " 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 master." — Johnson. We have before compared Cicero to Addison as regards the purpose of inspiring...
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Addison

William John Courthope - 1884 - 182 pages
...very favourable judge — may be commended : " It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others to add a little of their own, and...perhaps would never have seen his defects but by the light he afforded them. That he always wrote as he would write now cannot be affirmed ; his instructions...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...Boswell's Life of Johnson, iii. 3. Masters : 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. Works, vii. 470. Mean minds : IT is dangerous for mean minds to venture themselves within the sphere...
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Charles Lamb

Alfred Ainger - 1895 - 191 pages
...favourable judge — may be commended : — " 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. Addison is now despised by Borne who perhaps would never have seen his defects but by the light he afforded them. That he always...
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Lives of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson, John Wight Duff - English poetry - 1900 - 209 pages
...is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others to add a little of their own 5 and overlook their masters. Addison is now despised...now, cannot be affirmed ; his instructions were such io as the characters of his readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common...
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Essays from Addison

Joseph Addison - English essays - 1907 - 112 pages
...by taste rather than by principles. " It ia not uncommon for those who have grown wise through 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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Selections from the Prose and Poetry of John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman - English literature - 1907 - 327 pages
...Oral. 20 apud Tacit, and 22; Quinct. x, 2. 3 " 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 master." — Johnson. We have before compared Cicero to Addison as regards the purpose of inspiring...
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