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" If the whole may be estimated by this specimen, which seems to be the production of Arbuthnot, with a few touches perhaps by Pope, the want of more will not be much lamented; for the follies which the writer ridicules are so little practised, that they... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ... - Page 123
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...ufed to meet in the time of Queen Anne, and denominated themlelves the Scriblerus Club. Their purpofc was to cenfure the abufes of learning by a fictitious...lamented ; for the follies which the writer ridicules are fe little practifed, that they are not known ; nor can the fatire be underftood - but by the learned...
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Deformities of Dr Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Works

James Thomson Callender - 1782 - 63 pages
...Of the Memoirs of Scriblerus, the Doctor fays : ' If the ' .whole may be eftimated by this fpeeimen, which feems to be the production of Arbuthnot,...follies which the writer ridicules, are fo little pra&ifecl, ' that they are not known ; nor can the fatire be underftood ' but by the learned : He raifes...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...1855, p. 62. See ante, iv. 71. 3 ' The Memoirs of Scriblerus' says Johnson ( Works, viii. 298), ' seem to be the production of Arbuthnot, with a few touches, perhaps, by Pope.' Swift also was concerned in it. Johnson goes on to shew why 'this joint production of three great writers...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...if he were lefs bufy. The Memoirs of Scriblerus, publifhed about this time, extend only to the firft book of a work projected in concert by Pope, Swift,...of abfurdity, and then drives them away. He cures difcafcs that were never felt. For For this reafon this joint production of three great writers has...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...Pope, Swift, and Arbuthnot, who ufed to meet in the time of Queen Anne, and denominated themfclvcs the Scriblerus Club, Their purpofe was to cenfure...touches perhaps by Pope, the want of more will not be ifluch lamented ; for the follies which the writer ridicules are fo little praftifed, that they are...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...an infatuated Scholar. They were difperfed; the defign was never completed; and Warburton larnents its mifcarriage, as an event very difaftrous to polite...not known; nor can the fatire be underftood but by tV learned: he raifes phantoms of abfurdity, and t:.". 'fives them away. He cures difeafes that...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

1798
...the whole may be eftimated by this fpecimen, which feems to be the production of Arbuthnot, with n few touches perhaps by Pope, the want of more will...practifed that they are not known ; nor can the fatire be understood but by the learned ; he raifes phantoms of abfurdity, and then drives them away. He cures...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...letters. If the whole may be estimated by this specimen, which.seems to be the production of Arbutlinot, with a few touches perhaps by Pope, the want of more...lamented; for the follies which the writer ridicules are so little practised, that they are not known; nor can the satirefc understood understood but by the...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...event very disastrous to polite letters. If the whole may be estimated by this specimen, which seems to be the production of Arbuthnot, with a few touches...lamented; for the follies which the writer ridicules arc so little practised, that they are not known ; nor can the satire be understood understood but...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 18

Jonathan Swift - 1808
...very disastrous to polite letters. If the whole may be estimated by this specimen, which seems to he the production of Arbuthnot, with a few touches perhaps...lamented ; for the follies which the writer ridicules are so little practised, that they are not known ; nor can the satire be understood but by the learned...
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