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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 176
by William O'Regan - 1817 - 315 pages
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Tradition, however, has not allowed that his confidence in himself exempted him from jealousy of others....
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Memoirs of the legal, literary, and political life of ... John Philpot Curran

William O'Regan - 1817 - 315 pages
...which those M have curiosity in this way, may seek in the polluted pages, in the licentious records of the Second Charles, in the impious wit of a Rochester,...listener,) that by it alone he might have secured his immortality. In the most animated and cap178 tivating flow of his wit and humour, he ivell knew...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Drydcn's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - 1821
...restrains their exertion, and suffers them not ' to speak, till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to " their own character makes them...has not been considered and cannot be recalled."* The tendency however of scholastic disputations to cure these defects, it must not be forgotten, belongs...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - 1822
...ness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time " nf speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes " them...hazard, what has not been considered and " cannot be recalled.'1* The tendency however of scholastic disputations to cure these defects, it must not be...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and 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 nut been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suiters them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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