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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
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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

John Steinbeck - 1997 - 210 Seiten
...Horace. I remember so well loving Addison's use of capital letters for nouns. He writes under this date: "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 cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the...
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Benjamin Franklin and His Gods

Kerry S. Walters - 1999 - 213 Seiten
...his spectator provide autobiographical information in the first essay (Tuesday, 1 March 1711) because "I have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book...Man, of a mild or choleric Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right Understanding...
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Patrick O'Brian: A Life

Dean King - 2001 - 416 Seiten
...caustic jab at an innocent public: As to the personal side, the Spectator for March 1st 1710 begins, "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 cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other particulars of the...
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Hermsprong: or, Man as he is Not

Robert Bage - 2002 - 387 Seiten
...essay of The Spectator, a periodical he wrote with Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729), with the observation that "a Reader seldom peruses a Book with Pleasure,...Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the like nature, that conduce...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - 2003 - 551 Seiten
...apparent from the outset of the Silence Dogood essays. In Addison's first Spectator essay, he wrote: "I have observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book...mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor ..." Franklin likewise began his first Dogood essay by justifying an autobiographical introduction...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2004 - 586 Seiten
...mind. The echoes of Addison are apparent from the outset. In Addison's first Spectator essay, he wrote, "I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure 'til 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 Gendering of Men, 1600-1750

Thomas Alan King - 2004 - 370 Seiten
...the essays are positioned not simply as objects of a regulating gaze, but as spectators themselves: "I have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book...Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the like Nature, that conduce...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 Seiten
...humour, is true in fac~l : — " I have obferved that a reader feldom perufes a book with pleafure, 'till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or cholerick difpofition, married or a batchelor." I will add, at the hazard of...
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The Iconography of Sir Isaac Newton to 1800

Milo Keynes - 2005 - 120 Seiten
...Joseph Addison ( 1 6 7 2- 1 7 1 9) wrote on the first page of the first issue of The Spectator in 1711: I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of a like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author. And Jonathan Richardson...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - 2007 - 283 Seiten
...better poet, Spenser, to make his own." — POPE'S Letters. 35.09 to pace 'Change and the Mall — * * "I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or a choleric disposition, married or a bachelor; with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce...
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