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" 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 some who perhaps would never have seen his defects but by the lights which he afforded them. "
The Spectator - Page 21
edited by - 1853
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

English literature - 1781 - 754 pages
...deciding by talle rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for thofe who have grown wife by th^ labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mailere. Addifon is now defpued by fomc, who perhaps would never hağe feen his defects but by the...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781 - 588 pages
...as deciding by taite rather than by principles. * It is not uncommon for tho'e who have grown wife by the labour of others to add a little of their own, and overlook their mailers. Addifon is now d.fpiicd by feme, who perhaps would never have feen bis defects but by the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 484 pages
...confidered as deciding by tafte rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for thofe who have grown wife by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their matters. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defects, but by the...
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The Works of the English Poets: Prefaces

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 254 pages
...confidered as deciding by tafte rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for thofe who have grown wife by the labour of others to add a little of their own, and overlook their matters. Addifon is now dcfpifed K 3 by by fome who perhaps would never have feen hisdefeds, but by...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781 - 258 pages
...confidered as deciding by tafle rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for thofe who have grown wife by the labour of others to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defe&s, but by the lights...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 444 pages
...confidered as deciding by tafte rather than by principles. It is not uncommon, for thofe who have grown wife by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fonie who perhaps would never have feen his de(ec_ts, but by the...
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Tracts on Political & Other Subjects, Volume 1

Joseph Towers - 1796 - 474 pages
...doctrines. But, as Dr. Johnfon well observes, ' it is not uncommon for 1 thofe who have grown wife by the labour ' of others, to add a little of their own, and ' overlook their mailers".' The Dean cannot, indeed, be faid to have made any valuable addition to Mr. Locke's fyftem...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797 - 444 pages
...Johnfon replied in the following excellent words : " It is not unc ommon for thofc who have grown wife by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifcd by fome, who, perhaps, would never have feen his defects, but by the...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes, Complete. With ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1797 - 442 pages
...Johnfon replied in the following excellent words : " It is not uncommon for thofe who have grown wife hy the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpiftd by fome, who, perhaps, would never have feen his defects, but by the...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800 - 714 pages
...grown wise by the labour of others, little of their own, and overlook their masteis. Addison is ncKv by some who perhaps would never have seen his defects, but by 5 which he afforded them. That he always wrote as he would think ary to write now, cannot be affirmed...
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