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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... "
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1803
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The Works of Alexander Pope;

Alexander Pope - 1822
...that 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." What passages in Horace are more agreeable than when he tells us he was fat and sleek," preecanum,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Band 4

Alexander Pope - 1822
...that 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." What passages in Horace are more agreeable than when he tells us he was fat and sleek, "praecanum,...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Band 6

Alexander Pope - 1824
...There are, who to my person] 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." What passages in Horace are more...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by Himself ...

Alexander Pope - 1824
...There tire, who to my person] 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." What passages in Horace are more...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1824
...medium 1823.] of his book : though if, according to the statement of our old friend, the Spectator, " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure till he knows whether the writer of it be a fair or a black man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars...
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The Christian Observer, Band 23

1824
...medium 1623.] of his book : though if, according to the statement of our old friend, the Spectator, " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure till he knows whether the writer of it be a fair or a black man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars...
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The Westminster Review, Band 1

1824
...and in defiance of the damages he may claim against us as trespassers after notice. Addison's remark, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure till he knows certain personal particulars respecting the author, is familiar to every one; and our author being,...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Band 1

1824
...glorious light, And (without raising expectation high) Surprises us with dazzling miracles. ROSCOMMOH. I HAVE observed that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, until he knows whether the •writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition,...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian instructor]., Band 1

...knowledge he has acquired of the author's disposition and conduct. Or to use the words of the Spectator, " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till...bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, which conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." Now, for these reasons we are quite...
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The Country Vicar; The Bride of Thrybergh; and Other Poems. [By Samuel Hobson.]

Samuel Hobson - 1825 - 192 Seiten
...venturing before the public, and gives a long account of himself, under the idea, as Addison observes, that" a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars...
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