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" I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor ; with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very... "
Select British Classics - Seite 3
1803
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ..., Band 1

English poets - 1801
...selected with an attention to other objects, than that of exhibiting proofs of his poetical excellence. " peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows " whether...very much to the right " understanding of an author." Montaigne was certainly of the same opinion ; and Chaucer, though he has told us nothing of his birth,...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ..., Band 1

English poets - 1801
...an attention to other objects, than that of exhibiting proofsof his poetical excellence. Addison has observed, that " a reader seldom " peruses a book...particulars of the like " nature, that conduce very n)uch to the right " understanding of an author." Montaigne was certainly of the same opinion ; and...
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The Christian Observer, Band 13

1815
...by the Metropolitan Plalon. It has been remarked by Addison, " th»ta readt-r seldom peruses a hook with pleasure^ till he knows "whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, nf a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars' of the like nature...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Band 5

Charles Brockden Brown - 1806
...their face. There is no less truth than humour in the well-known observation of Addison. He says, " I have observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book...or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...satire of the first book. \ What Addison says in jest, and with his usual humour, is true in fact : " I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...'till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor." I will add, at the hazard of its...
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The works of Alexander Pope. Containing the principal notes of drs ..., Band 4

Alexander Pope - 1806
...ufual humour, is true in fa& : " I have obferved that a reader feldom peruies a book with pleafurc till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric difpofition, manied or a bachelor." What paflages in Horace are more...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Satires. On receiving from the Right ...

Alexander Pope, William Lisle Bowles - 1806
...ufual humour, is true in faft : " I have obferved that a reader feldom perufes a book with pleafore till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric difpofition, manied or a bachelor." What paflages in Horace are more...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, 'till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor." I will add, at the hazard of its being reckoned a trifling and minute remark, that many of our English...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...•"-'''•'.• f . • What Addison says in jest, and with his usual humour, is true in fact : " I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, 'titl he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Verse and Prose: Containing the ..., Band 4

Alexander Pope - 1806
...iifual humour, is true in faA : " 1 have obfervcd that a reader feldom perules a book with pleafure till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric difpofhion, married or a bachelor." What paffages in Horace are more...
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