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Page 202 - Augustus : but envy, and party, and pride have hindered it among us. I do not include the subalterns, of which you are seldom without a large tribe.
Page 115 - Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Page 202 - I have often endeavoured to establish a friendship among all men of genius, and would fain have it done : they are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and, if they could be united, would drive the world before them.
Page 208 - Lordfhip : you, while your imagination is carrying you through every corner of the world, where you have or have not been, can at the fame time remember to do offices of favour and kindnefs to the meaneft of your friends ; and...
Page 194 - I fear he will banifh himfelf. This leads me to give you fome account of the manner of my life and converfation, which has been infinitely more various and diffipated, than when you knew me and cared for me ; and among all Sexes, Parties, and Profeffions.
Page 201 - I have no very strong faith in you pretenders to retirement ; you are not of an age for it, nor have gone through either good or bad fortune enough to go into a corner, and form conclusions de contemptu mundi et fuga sceculi; unless a poet grows weary of too much applause, as ministers do of too much weight of business.
Page 208 - Scenes you have passed, have not been able to attain that one quality peculiar to a great man, of forgetting every thing but injuries. Of this I am a living witness against you ; for being the most insignificant of all your old humble servants, you were so cruel as never to...
Page 201 - Your notions of friendship are new to me : I believe every man is born with his quantum ; and he cannot give to one without robbing another.