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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 178
by William O'Regan - 1817 - 315 pages
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...makes him say, Nor wine nor love could ever see me gay ; To writing bred, I knew not what to say. There are men whose powers operate only at leisure...merriment confuses, and objection disconcerts ; whose baslifulness restrains their exertion and suffers them pbt to speak till the time of speaking is past;...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...hours, he knows not \\\i\, when his hand is out, Life of Milton. There are men whose .powers operate at leisure. and in retirement, and whose intellectual...objection disconcerts; whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers then* not to speak till the time of speaking is past; or whose attention. to...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...say, Nor wine nor love could ever see me gay ; To writing bred, I knew not what to say. There arc mn whose powers operate only at leisure and in retirement, and whose intellectual vigour desevtsthem in conversation; whom merriment confuses, and objection disconcerts ; whose bash fulness...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...distinction till the Duke of Buckinghamshire gave him a tablet inscribed only with the name of DRYDEN. " There are men whose powers operate only at leisure...suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past, or whose attention to their own character makes them unwilling to utter at hazard what has...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...gay ; To writing bred, I knew not what to say. There are men whose powers operate only at lei-, sure and in retirement, and whose intellectual vigour deserts...objection disconcerts ; whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...censurers makes him say, Nor wine nor love could ever see me gay ; To writing bred, 1 knew not what to say. There are men whose powers operate only at leisure...objection disconcerts : whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past; or whose attention to their...
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An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern: From the Birth of ..., Volume 3

Johann Lorenz Mosheim - 1811
...out from little circumstances, such remarks as these, on men and manners. " There are men, says he, whose powers operate only at leisure, and in retirement,...objection disconcerts, whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak, till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to...
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An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern: From the Birth of ..., Volume 3

Johann Lorenz Mosheim - 1811
...out from little circumstances, such remarks as these, on men and manners. " There arc men, says he, whose powers operate only at leisure, and in retirement,...whose intellectual vigour deserts them in conversation j whom merriment confuses, and objection disconcerts, whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - 1814
...graphical description given by Johnson, of the inconveniences with which the want of it is attended. " There are men whose powers operate only at leisure...retirement, and whose intellectual vigour deserts * Leibnitz. Op. Tom. VI. p. 72. Edit. Dutens. t Aristotle's definition of aj.^ivo/ turns upon one...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...love his frankness. Nor wine nor love could ever see me gay ; To writing bred, I knew not what to say. There are men whose powers operate only at leisure...objection disconcerts ; whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their...
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