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" Is not a patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help... "
Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ... - 547. oldal
szerző: John Watkins - 1808 - 552 oldal
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The Dublin university magazine, 37. kötet

University magazine - 1851
...the definition of the gruff moralist, in his celebrated letter to Lord Chesterfield — " A patron is one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for...life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help." Sir Walter Scott was not one of these. His kind heart and active benevolence...

The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 oldal
...favor. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. " The shepherd in Virgil grew acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. " Is not a patron, my lord, one who can look with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and then encumbers him with help...

The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, 2. kötet

Abraham Mills - 1851
...of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind ; but...

Patrick O'Brian: A Life

Dean King - 2001 - 416 oldal
...O'Brian quoted as an example of superb prose rhythm Samuel Johnson's famous rebuff of Lord Chesterfield: Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been...
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The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe

James Van Horn Melton - 2001 - 284 oldal
...Samuel Johnson expressed his disdain for private patrons in 1754, when he bitterly defined a patron as "one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling...life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help."17 Thus the ideal of independence and autonomy became increasingly central...
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Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

H. J. Jackson - 2001 - 324 oldal
...verse (eg, The Vanity of Human Wishes, 1:105). At the famous line in the Letter to Lord Chesterfield, "The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks," he responds with vexation, "What does this mean? that Ld. Ch's heart was a Rock? — if so, to me it...
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Two Lives: Edmund Campion and Ronald Knox

Evelyn Waugh - 2005 - 416 oldal
...didn't like the book, but were forced to sanction it owing to the persistent demands of the laity? ('Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?') [Original draft: 'I could say much more about this, but I don't think I...
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The Book History Reader

David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery, Head of the Centre for Open Learning David Finkelstein - 2002 - 390 oldal
...praise the writer's work in fashionable society. Johnson's famous denunciation of Lord Chesterfield - 'Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...Life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help' — complained not about the noble lord's failure to fund the Dictionary (which...
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Little, Big

John Crowley - 2002 - 538 oldal
...brown and round, and when he asked her what they were, she said "Years." BROTHER NORTH-WIND'S SECRET The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him to be a native of the rocks. —Johnson Aer John Drinkwater's death in 1920, Violet, unable to bear...
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Region, Religion and Patronage: Lancastrian Shakespeare

Richard Dutton, Alison Gail Findlay, Richard Wilson - 2003 - 258 oldal
...laws, yet by the eighteenth century Dr Johnson could complain to Lord Chesterfield that a patron was 'one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling...life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help'.20 Johnson's antipathy notwithstanding, patronage was, for seventeenth-century...
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