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" There are men whose powers operate only at leisure and in retirement, and whose intellectual vigour deserts them in conversation ; whom merriment confuses, and objection disconcerts : whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to... "
Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right ... - Page 176
by William O'Regan - 1817 - 315 pages
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - 1779
...relir^ins their exertion, and fuffers them not to fpeak till the time of fpeaking is part; or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been confidered, and cannot be recalled.' Any man who writes the life of another may fettle dates, and relate...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...reftrains their exertion, and fuffers them not to fpeak till the time of fpeaking is paft ; or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been confidered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's fluggimnefs in converfation it is vain to fearch or...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...reftrains their exertion, and fuflers them not to fpeak till the time of fpeakmg is paft; or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been confidered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's fluggifhnefs in converfation it is vain to fearch or...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...reftrains their exertion, and fuffers them not to fpeak till the time! of fpeaking is paft; or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been confidered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's fluggifhnefs in converfation it is vain to fcarch or...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...reftrains their exertion, and fuffers them not tofpeak till the time of fpeaking is paft; or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been confidered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's fluggifhnefs in converfation it is vain to fearch or...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...reftrains their exertion, and fuffers them not to fpeak till the time of fpeaking is paft ; or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been confidered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's fluggifhnefs in converfation it is vain to fearch or...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
...reftrains their exertions, and fuffers them not to fpeak till the time of fpeaking ispaft, or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been conlidered and cannot be recalled. " Of Dryden's fluggifhnefs in converfation it is in vain to fearch...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...baslifulness restrains their exertion and suffers them pbt to speak till the time of speaking is past; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...refrrains their exertion, and fuffers them not to (peak till the time of fpeaking is paft ; or whofe attention to their own character makes them, unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been confidered, and cannot be recalled. Of Drydeft's fiuggifhnefs in converfation it is vain to fearch...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...reft rains their exertion, and fuffers them not to fpeak till the time of fpeaking is paft ; or whofe attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not beenconfidered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's fluggiihnefs in converfation it is vain to fearch...
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