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" Of this kind of meanness he never seems to decline the practice, or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastic homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than a gift, more delighted with the fertility of his invention,... "
The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions - Page 73
by Walter Scott - 1847
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...Qeanoeis he never feems to decline the practice or lament the ncceffity. He appears to have been nore delighted with the fertility of his invention than mortified by the prostitution of his judgment, which was probably, like bis immorality and his merriment, artificial and conflrained, the •JitA...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1800
...decline the practice, or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...mortified by the prostitution of his judgment. It is indeed not certain, that on these occasions his judgment much rebelled against ''his interest. There...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...decline the practice, or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...than mortified by the prostitution of his judgment." In this animated passage, that noble spirit of independence for which this great writer was all his...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
...decline the practice, or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...than mortified by the prostitution of his judgment." In this animated passage, that noble spirit of independence for which this great writer was all his...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...to decline the pratcice or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...mortified by the prostitution of his judgment. It is indeed not certain, that on these occasions his judgment much rebelled against his interest. There...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...retaliation. The extreme flattery of Dryden's dedications have been objected to him, as a fault of an opposite description ; and perhaps no writer has equalled...words of submissive style which still precede the subscription of an ordinary letter. It is probable, that Dryden considered his panegyrics as merely...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...decline the practice, or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...mortified by the prostitution of his judgment. It is indeed not certain, that on these occasions his judgment much rebelled against his interest. There...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...decline the practice, or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to eneomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...mortified by the prostitution of his judgment. It is indeed not certain, that on these occasions his judgment much rebelled against his interest. There...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...decline the practice, or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...mortified by the prostitution of his judgment. It is indeed not certain, that on these occasions his judgment much rebelled against his interest. There...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...decline the practice, or lament the necessity: he considers the ' great as entitled to encomiastick homage, and brings praise rather as a tribute than...mortified by the prostitution of his judgment. It is indeed not certain, that on these occasions his judgment much rebelled against his interest. There...
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