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" Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. "
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham - Page 125
by Englishmen - 1836
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 17

1755
...it may gratify curiolity to inform it, that the Englim Dictionary was written with little affifhnce of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the ihelter of academic bowers ; but amidft inconvenience...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...may gratify curiofity to inform it, that the EngtijJ; Diftionary was written with little afTiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcuritics of retirement, or under the flicker of academick bowers, but amidft inconvenience...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
...it was A 6 finifbed finiflied fo foon, firice it was written, as he fays, " with little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhelter of academic bowers, but amidft inconvenience and...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 9, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - 1797
...attonifhing that it was finilhed fo foon, fince it was written, аз he fays, " with, little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhelter of academic bowers, but amidlt inconvenience and...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...which it condemns ; yet it may gratify curiosity to inform it, that the English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.' Works, \. pp....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...which it condemns ; yet it may gratify curiosity to inform it, that the English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.' Works, v. pp....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...may gratify curiofity to inform it, that the Englifl: Dictionary was written with little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhcker of academick bowers, but amidft inconvenience and...
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Memoirs of the Life of Gilbert Wakefield, Volume 2

Gilbert Wakefield - 1804
...number and nature of the works9 which he published. These, it should be remembered, were written, " not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but"r at intervals snatched from his daily avocations, and amidst a variety of embarrassments, sufficient...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...which it condemns ; yet it may gratify auïojty te ¡aforra it, that ibe English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic k bowers, but amid inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. It may repress the triumph...
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The Annual Review and History of Literature, Volume 3

1805
...number and nature of the works which he published. These, it should be remembered, were written, ' not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but* at intervals snatched from his daily avocations, and amidst a variety of embarrassments, sufficient...
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