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" If fortune had turned him into a field of clover, he would have laid down and rolled in it. The mere manual labour of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the inkhorn, unless the cravings of hunger... "
Memoirs of Richard Cumberland - Page 352
by Richard Cumberland - 1807 - 432 pages
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1806
...the cravings of hunger had reminded him that he must fill the sheet before he saw the table-cloth. He might indeed have knocked down Osbourne for a blockhead,...perhaps have been the dictator of a club, and wherever he sate down to conversation, there must have been that splash of strong, bold thought about him, that...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1806
...that he must fill the sheet before he saw the table-cloth. He might indeed have knocked down Osbcurne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked him...perhaps have been the dictator of a club, and wherever he sate down to conversation, there must have been that r.plash of strong, bold thought about him,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 8

1806
...before he faw the table-cloth. He might, indeed, have knocked down Ofbourne for a blockhead, but lie would not have knocked him down with a folio of his...perhaps have been the dictator of a club, and wherever he fate down to conversion, there muft have been that fplalh of llrong bold thought about him, that...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1806
...manual labour of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the inkhorn, unless the .cravings of hunger...him that he must fill the sheet before he saw the table-cloth. He might indeed have knocked down Osbourne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 6

Charles Brockden Brown - 1806
...manual labour of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the inkhorn, unless the cravings of hunger had reminded him that he muet fill the sheet before he saw the table-cloth. He might indeed have knocked down Osbourne for a...
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The Anti-Jacobin Review and Protestant Advocate: Or, Monthly ..., Volume 23

1806
...might, indued, have knocked down Oibourne for a blockhead, but h would not have knocked him down willi a folio of his own writing. He would perhaps have been the d¡6iatorof a club, and whenever he (at down to converlation, there mud have been that fplalh of ftrong...
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Flowers of literature; for 1801 & 1802(-1805): or, Characteristic ..., Volume 4

Flowers of literature - 1807
...manual labour of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the inkhorn, unless the cravings of hunger...him, that he must fill the sheet before he saw the table-cloth. He might, indeed, have knocked down Osbourne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 8, Issue 15

1808
...he tnr.ft fill the fheet before he faw the table-cloth. He might, indeed, have knocked down Ofbourne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked him...perhaps have been the dictator of a club, and wherever he fate down to converfation, there muft have been that fplafii of ftrong bold thought about him, that...
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The Life of Richard Cumberland, Esq: Embracing a Critical Examination of His ...

William Mudford - 1812 - 621 pages
...manual labour of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the inkhorn, unless the cravings of hunger...perhaps have been the dictator of a club, and wherever he sate down to conversation, there must have been that splash of strong bold thought about him, that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1831
...manual labour of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the inkhorn, unless the cravings of hunger...him that he must fill the sheet before he saw the table-cloth. He might indeed have knocked down ' Osburne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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