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" I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 116
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...wished to please have sunk into the grave ; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual feeling, appears, I think, from his...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...wished to please have sunk into the grave ; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise'.' That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual feeling, appears, I think, from his...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...wished to please have sunk into the grave ; and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise'.' That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual feeling, appears, I think, from his...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1805 - 132 pages
...excitefl. Though we may believe him in the declaration at the únd of his preface, that he dismissed it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise ; there cannot be a doubt but that he was highly gratified by the reputation it acquired both at home...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds : I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure Or from praise. PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING THE DRAMATIC WORKS •> WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Printed in the Year 1756. VV HEN...
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An Address to the British Public: On the Case of Brigadier-General Picton ...

Edward Alured Draper - Trinidad - 1806 - 282 pages
...want of proper materials. I dismiss it, however, from my hands, not like that great and learned man, " with frigid " tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from '*' censure or from praise ;" but with eager hope, with anxious expectation,, with longing solicitude, that it will become popular,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...wished to please have sunk into the grave; and success and miscarriage arc empty sounds. 1 therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." That this indifference was rather a temporary than an habitual feeling, appears, I think, from his...
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The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine, Volume 26

English literature - 1807
...of proper materials. " 1 dismiss it, however, from my hands,' not like that great and learned man, ' with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise ;' but with eager hope, with anxious expectation, with longing solicitude, that it will become popular,...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1809
...wilied to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." More than half a century has now elapsed since the publication of this great work, which, notwithstanding...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...wished t╗ please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are1 empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.* * Dr. Johnson's Dictionary was published on the 15th. day of April, 1755, in two ^vols. folio, price...
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