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" ... better which was already good, nor often to mend what he must have known to be faulty. He wrote, as he tells us, with very little consideration ; when occasion or necessity called upon him, he poured out what the present moment happened to supply,... "
The European Magazine, and London Review - Page 531
1822
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passtd the press, ejected it from his mind ; for when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy; he desired to excel, and therefore always> endeavoured to do his best...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind; for when he had no pecuniary interest, 'he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy; he desired to excel, and therefore always endeavoured to do his best...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind ; for, when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy, he desired to excel; and therefore always endeavoured to do his best...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind ; for, when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy ; he desired to excel, and therefore always endeavoured to do his best...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind ; for when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy ; he desired to excel, and therefore always endeavoured to do bis best;...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind ; for, when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy ; he desired to excel, and therefore always endeavoured to do his best...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his (mind ; for, when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no furtRet solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy,* t,e desired to excel ; and therefore always endeavoured...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind ; for, when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy, he desired to excel ; and therefore always endeavoured to do his best...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind ; for, when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. Pope was not content to satisfy ; he desired to excel, and therefore always endeavoured to do his best...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind ; for, when he had no pecuniary interest, he had no further solicitude. judgment of his reader, and, expecting no indulgence from others, he shewed none to himself. He examined...
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