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" He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never deserted him : he was present to every object, and regardful of the most trifling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. "
Memoirs of the legal, literary, and political life of ... John Philpot Curran - Page 196
by William O'Regan - 1817 - 315 pages
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1799
...who does not think, not of the man whose biography was written, but of the biographer himself? — 'He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never...object, and regardful of the most trifling occurrences ... To this quality is to be imputed the extent of his knowledge, compared with the small time which...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...who does not think, not of the man whose biography was written, but of the biographer himself ? — ' He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never...object, and regardful of the most trifling occurrences ... To this quality is to be imputed the extent of his knowledge, compared with the small time which...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...have regarded at the present time, but which the quickness of his apprehension impressed upon him. He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never...of the most trifling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. " " His method of...
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The Poetical Works of Richard Savage

Richard Savage - 1805 - 271 pages
...have regarded at the present time, but which the quickness of his apprehension impressed upon him. He had the peculiar felicity, that his attention never...of the most trifling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. To this quality is...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...have regarded at the present time, but which the quickness of his apprehension impressed upon him. He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never...of the most trifling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. To this quality is...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...regarded at the present sent time, but which the quickness of his apprehen- J sion impressed upon him. He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never...of the most trifling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. To this quality is...
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Lansdowne, Yalden, Tickell, Hammond, Somervile, Savage, Swift

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...<jutckneOT of his apprehension impressed upon him. He had the peculiar felicity that his attention. ne\er deserted him; he was present to every object, and regardful of the most tritiing occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Lansdowne, Yalden ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...his apprehension impressed upon him. He liad (he peculiar felicity that his attention never descried him ; he was present to every object, and regardful of the most trilling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from Üü own reflections, and accommodating himself...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...have regarded at the present time, but which the quickness of his apprehension impressed upon him. He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never...of the most trifling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. To this quality is...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...have regarded at the present time, but which the quickness of his apprehension impressed upon him. He had the peculiar felicity that his attention never...of the most trifling occurrences. He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. To this quality is...
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