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 31803Vollansicht
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Theodore Hornberger - 1962 - 48 Seiten
...Spectator is direct and immediate, as Elizabeth C. Cook has neatly shown. "I have observed," Addison began, "that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure...very much to the right understanding of an author." Franklin's second sentence was: "And since it is observed, that the Generality of People, now a days,...