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" Do what you will, Sir, you cannot avoid it. Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities. ' Behold a miracle ! instead of wit See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ. "
Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution - 23. oldal
szerző: William Hazlitt - 1819 - 343 oldal
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Poétique anglaise, 1. kötet

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806
...glace. Le lord Chesterfield lui prêta son crayon, dont la tête était de diamant ; et Pope écrivit : Accept a miracle instead of wit See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ.** * Ainsi la petite épigramme nous amuse et nous charme par son esprit en miniature. ** Accepter un...

The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1807
...Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities : * Behold a miracle ! instead of wit, ' See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ/' He gave us an entertaining account of Bet Flint? a woman of the town, who, with some eecentrick talents...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., 3. kötet

James Boswell - 1807
...Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities : ' Behold a miracle ! instead of wit, ' See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ." He gave us an entertaining account of Bet Flint, a woman of the town, who, with some eccentrick talents...

Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1808
...this kind of poem. It was written on glass with the diamond pencil of the late Lord Chesterfield — " Accept a miracle, instead of wit; " See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ." Martial is the author among the antients whose poems approach the nearest to the modern idea of epigram....

The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 oldal
...it. Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities: ' Behold a miracle ! instead of wit, ' See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ,' Johnson's attention to precision and clearness in expression was very remarkable. He disapproved of...

The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1821
...it. Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities: ' Behold a miracle ! instead of wit, See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ.' " He gave us an entertaining account of Bet Flint, :i woman of the town, who, with some eccentrick...

The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities : ' Behold a miracle ! instead of wit, ' See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ.' " He gave us an entertaining account of Bet Flint, a woman of the town, who with some eccentrick talents...

The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

1825 - 767 oldal
...declined writing, because he hail no diamond : Lord Stanhope lent him his, und he wrote immediately — " Accept a miracle, instead of wit ; See two dull lines, with Stanhope's pencil writ." THE POZTICAL LANDLORD. A gentleman passing through Seven Oiks, in Kent, observed on a si^n in the road...

The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1825 - 352 oldal
...Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities : ' Behold a miracle ! instead of wit, See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ.' " Johnson's attention to precision and clearness in expression was very remarkable. He disapproved...

Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., 2. kötet

Richard Ryan - 1826
...writing, because he had no diamond. Lord Chesterfield lent him his, and he immediately wrote : — ' Accept a miracle instead of wit : — See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ' " SPENCE. SIB JOHN SUCKLING. " SIR JOHN SUCKLING was a man of great vivacity and spirit. He died about...




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