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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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 pages
...manual labor of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of case to have taken the pen out of the inkhorn, unless the cravings of hunger...had reminded him that he must fill the sheet before ho saw the table-cloth. * 1 " He speaks even when dead." tson's first style was naturally energetic,...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 pages
...manual labor 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 must fill the shcet before he saw the table-cloth. * * Johnson's first style was naturally energetie, his middle...
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Memoirs of Richard Cumberland: Written by Himself. Containing an Account of ...

Richard Cumberland - 1856 - 397 pages
...manual labor 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 sat down to conversation, there must have been that splash of strong bold thought about him, that...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 6; Volume 37

1856
...manual labor 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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Johnsoniana: Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Fanny Burney - 1884 - 432 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 ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1884
...manual labour of writing would not have allowed his lassitude and love of ease to have taken the pen put of the inkhorn, unless the cravings of hunger had...perhaps have been the dictator of a club, and wherever he sat down to conversation, there must have been that splash of strong bold thought about him, that...
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Johnsonian Miscellanies, Volume 2

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1897
...labour is their pleasure.' Works, me, was much more agreeable to him viii. 321. See also post, p. 90. hunger had reminded him that he must fill the sheet...perhaps have been the dictator of a club, and wherever he sat down to conversation, there must have been that splash of strong bold thought about him, that...
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