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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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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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The Bengal Annual: A Literary Keepsake for 1830

David Lester Richardson - 1830 - 352 Seiten
...writer's personal friends ; and as to himself, no curiosity is ever manifested to know, whether " he be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor." It is nevertheless true, that there is no want of readers in India, and that books are in abundant...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Band 4

1822
...reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, until he knows whether the writer be a fair or a black 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." Regarding these particulars,...
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Arrian on Coursing: The Cynegeticus of the Younger Xenophon, Translatd from ...

Arrian - 1831 - 314 Seiten
...ti> TOIJ ITJXOTOIJ, KOI loiBfloi wop' i\or rbi> Plan trvfyti/ dciruantis. MK. ADDISON has remarked, that " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure...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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Arrian on Coursing: The Cynegeticus of the Younger Xenophon, Translatd from ...

Arrian - 1831 - 314 Seiten
...book with pleasure till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or a choleric disposition, married, or a bachelor, with...very much to the right understanding of an author." If, however, the satisfaction of perusing the Cynegeticus of Arrian be dependent on a previous acquaintance...
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Arrian on Coursing: The Cynegeticus of the Younger Xenophon, Translatd from ...

Arrian - 1831 - 314 Seiten
...ARRIAN. 'P«f»aiW if TOIS irpiirois, KOI Traioa'a Trap' S\oi> T^II fHov MR. ADDISON has remarked, that " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure till he knows whether the writer of jt be a black or a fair man, of a mild or a choleric disposition, married, or a bachelor, with other...
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