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" Review * is quite exhausted, and grown so very contemptible, that though he has provoked all his brothers of the quill round, none of them will enter into controversy with him. This fellow, who had excellent natural parts, but wanted a small foundation... "
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and ... - Página 156
de Jonathan Swift - 1813
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The Life of Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe, George Chalmers - 1841
...work, as few of our writers have equalled. Yet, of this great performance, said Gay, " The poor Review is quite exhausted, and grown so very contemptible,...though he has provoked all his brothers of the quill, none will enter into a controversy with him. The fellow, who had excellent natural parts, but wanted...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies...

1846
...year or two before it ceased to exist Gay thus wrote of it in his 'State of Wit:' "The poor 'Review' is quite exhausted, and grown so very contemptible,...though he has provoked all his brothers of the quill, none will enter into a controversy with him. The fellow, who had excellent natural parts, but wanted...
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The life and times of Daniel De Foe: with remarks digressive and discursive

William Chadwick - 1859 - 464 páginas
...though he has provoked all his brothers of the quill, none will enter into a controversy with him. The fellow, who had excellent natural parts, but wanted...foundation of learning, is a lively instance of those wits who, as an ingenious author says, will endure but one skimming." So much for Mr. Gay, the friend of...
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Historical and literary celebrities, selected from Chambers's papers for the ...

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1859
...writings to disprove. The poet Gay, adopting the cant of the Scriblerus Club, speaks of him as ' a fellow who had excellent natural parts, but wanted a small foundation of learning,' and cites him as ' a lively instance of those wits who, as an ingenious author says, will endure but...
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Biographic portraitures: or, Sketches of the lives and characters of a few ...

John Leaf - 1861
...writings to disprove. The poet Gay, adopting the cant of the Scriblerus Club, speaks of him as " a fellow who had excellent natural parts, but wanted a small foundation of learning," and cites him, as " a lively instance of those wits who, as an ingenious author says, will endure but...
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The Works of Daniel Defoe, Carefully Selected from the Most Authentic ...

Daniel Defoe - 1870 - 607 páginas
...work as few of our writers hnve equalled. Yet of this great performance said Gay, ' The poor Beetea is quite exhausted, and grown so very contemptible,...though he has provoked all his brothers of the quill, none will enter into a controversy withjiim. The fellow, who hid excellent natural parts, but wanted...
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The Works of Daniel Defoe, Carefully Selected from the Most Authentic ...

Daniel Defoe - 1872 - 607 páginas
...writers have equalled. Yet of this great performance said Gay, ' The poor Review is quite exhansted, an ; nor is it possible to describe how many various shapes affrighted imagination represe none will enter into a controversy with him. The fellow, who had excellent natural parts, but wanted...
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An English Garner: In Gatherings from Our History and Literature, Volume 6

Edward Arber - 1883
...original piece is more or less agreeable. As to our Weekly Papers, the poor Review [by DANIEL DEFOE] is quite exhausted, and grown so very contemptible,...Brothers of the Quill round, none of them will enter into a controversy with him. This fellow, who had excellent natural parts, but wanted a small foundation...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1883
...about this time, by a real or affected impartiality, to make himself odious both to Whigs and Tories. though he has provoked all his brothers of the quill...foundation of learning, is a lively instance of those wits, who, as an ingenious author says, "will endure but one skimming." The Observator was almost in the...
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The Works, Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1883
...about this time, by a real or affected impartiality, to make himself odious both to Whigs and Tories. though he has provoked all his brothers of the quill...foundation of learning, is a lively instance of those wits, who, as an ingenious author says, "will endure but one skimming." The Observator was almost in the...
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