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" I was desirous to add my name to this illustrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Persia and Arabia, and was able to repeat by memory the volumes that are suspended in the mosque of Mecca. "
An Introduction to the Most Useful European Languages ..: Select Passages ... - Page 188
by Giuseppe Baretti - 1772 - 469 pages
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The New [afterw.] Owen's weekly chronicle; or ..., Volume 2, Issues 40-91

1759
...the latter in elegance and refinement. I was deiirous to add my name to this illuftrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Perfia and Arabia, and was...volumes that are fufpended in the mofque of Mecca. Butlfoon found that no man was ever great by imitation. My defire of excellence impelled me to tranfer...
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale : in Two Volumes, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1759 - 165 pages
...latter in elegance •and refinement. " I was defirous to add my name to this illuftrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Perfia and Arabia, and was able to VOL. I. F rerepeat by memory the volumes that are fufpended in the mofque of Mecca. But I foon found...
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The prince of Abissinia [by S. Johnson].

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...latter in elegance and refinement. .**' I was defirous to add my name to this illuftrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Perfia and Arabia, and was...found that no man was ever great by imitation. My defire of excellence impelled me to transfer my attention to nature and to life. Nature was to be my...
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. The vision of Theodore. The ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...latter in elegance and refinement. " I was defirous to add my name to this illuftrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Perfia and Arabia, and was...found that no man was ever great by imitation. My defire of excellence impelled me to transfer my attention to nature and to life. Nature was to be my...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Tales and visions: The history of ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...latter in elegance and refinement. " I was defirous to add my name to tins illuftrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Perfia and Arabia, and was able to repeat by memory the voKimes that are fufpended in the mofque of Mecca. But I foon found that no man was ever great by imitation....
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The life of Dr. Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...defign was not abfurd : his induftry was very commendable : he red all the poets of Arabia and Perfia, and was able to repeat by memory the volumes that are fufpended in the mofque of Mecca : he then ranged mountains and defarts for images and refemblances, and pictured on his mind every...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

John Hawkins - Authors, English - 1787 - 605 pages
...defign was not abfurd : his induftry was very commendable : he read all the poets of Arabia and Perfia, and was able to repeat by memory the volumes that are fufpended in the mofque of Mecca : he then ranged mountains and dcfarts, for images and refemblances, and pictured on his mind every...
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. The vision of Theodore. The ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...latter in elegance and refin?ment. " I was defirous to add my name to this illuftrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Perfia and Arabia, and was able to repeat by memory the voKimes that are fufpended in the mofque of Mecca. But I foon found that no man was ever great by imitation....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...defign was not abfurd : his induftry was very commendable: he red all the poets of Arabia and Perfia, and was able to repeat by memory the volumes that are fufpended in the mofque of Mecca : he then ranged mountains and defarts for images and refemblances, and pictured on his mind every...
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1790 - 304 pages
...latter in elegance and refinement. •• I was deIirous to add my name iu this illuftrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Perfia and Arabia, and was...memory the volumes that are fufpended in the mofque of of Mecca. But I foon found .that no man was ever great by imitation. My defire of excellence impelled...
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