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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 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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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1834
...author was a stranger to the Northern languages, must fill the sheet before he saw the tablecloth. He might indeed have knocked down Osbourne for a blockhead,...knocked him down with a folio of his own writing." CUMBERLAND.] on which English is radically grounded, and that the discoveries in grammar, since...
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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1834
...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 imitation of Juvenal, London, a satire, was the first of his works which drew the attention of the...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - 1834
...before he saw the tablecloth. He might indee'l have knocked down Osbourne for a blockhead, but he wouM not have knocked him down with a folio of his own writing." CuMBEIlr.ANn.] on which English is radically grounded, and that the discoveries in grammar, since made...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...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 Osborne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...writing would not have allowed his latitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the inkhora, unless 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 Osburne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

John Wilson Croker - 1836
...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 Osborne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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Johnsoniana: Or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr ...

John Wilson Croker - 1842 - 529 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...him, that he must fill the sheet before he saw the tablecloth. He might, indeed, have knocked down Osborne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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Johnsoniana

John Wilson Croker - 1842 - 529 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...him, that he must fill the sheet before he saw the tablecloth. He might, indeed, have knocked down Osborne for a blockhead, but he would not have knocked...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1843
...allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen out of the ink hum, unless the cravitv of hunger had reminded him that he must fill the sheet before he aaw the table-cloth. He might indeed have knocked down Osburne for a blackhead, but he would not have...
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