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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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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...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 - 1840
...speak till the time of speaking is past; or whose attention to their own character makes them unwilh'ng to utter at hazard 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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A Treatise on Grammatical Punctuation: Designed for Letter Writers, Authors ...

John Wilson - 1844 - 120 pages
...speak till the time of speaking is past or whose attention to their own character makes 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Rut who the melodies of morn can tell ! — The wild brook, babbling down the mountain's side The lowing...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and •offers 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 « Uat has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind: In Two Parts, Part 1

Dugald Stewart - 1847 - 627 pages
...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...to utter at hazard what has not been considered and can not be recalled." (Life of Dryden.) The tendency, however, of scholastic disputations to cure these...
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The compositor's text-book, by J. Graham [and J. Wilson].

John Graham (compositor.) - 1848
...exertions and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to thcir own character makes them unwilling to utter, at hazard,...what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Excep. — Semicolons may be inserted between the parts of many compound sentences that do not admit...
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The cruet stand, select pieces of prose and poetry, Volume 2

C. Gough - 1853
...bashfnhiess 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. THE MOUNTAIN WIND. Blast of the mountain ! the strongest, the fleetest, Sounding at eve in the pines...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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. "° On the authority of a pamphlet published by Tom Brown, in 1690, ' The Reasons of Mr. Bayes' changing...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 Drvden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With a Life and Notes, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854
...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...has not be"en considered, and cannot be recalled."* Addison's character in this respect is well known ; and it is recorded of Corneille, that when the...
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