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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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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Band 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...more we are interested in a work when we know something of the author. " I have observed," says he, " that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black man or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars...
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Literary leaves; or, Prose and verse chiefly written in India

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black man or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of a like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." It is certain that...
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Eight Weeks in Germany: Comprising Narratives, Descriptions and Directions ...

Pedestrian, John Aiton - 1842 - 384 Seiten
...reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, until he knows whether the writer of it be a black man or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of a like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." If this feeling required...
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The Works of Joseph Addison, Bände 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842
...brines glorious light, Aad. (without raising expectation high) us with dazzling miracles. Roscem-mon. seph Wuether the writer of it be a black or a fair Btan, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an ..., Band 1

George Ellis - 1845 - 342 Seiten
...with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or cholerick disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars...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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The Poetical Works of Crabbe, Heber, and Pollok: Complete in One Volume

George Crabbe - 1845 - 518 Seiten
...Preaching and Practice 394 of tïir lit*». Ir the humorous observation of Addieon were fuunded in fact, 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, — with other particulars of the like nature," —...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Band 10

1847
...have observed," TEN says the Spectator, " that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, until he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a...disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of a .like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." There are few men...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Band 4

Alexander Pope - 1847
...idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobey'd. 130 NOTES. with his usual humour, is true in tact : " 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 Spectator

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1850 - 722 Seiten
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Sir Roger de Coverley, by the Spectator, the notes by W.H. Wills

Joseph Addison - 1850 - 227 Seiten
...dehinc mtracula promat. HOR. HAVE obferved, that a Reader feldom perufes a Book with Pleafure, until he knows whether the Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Difpofition, Married or a Bachelor, with other Particulars of the like Nature, that conduce...
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