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" Lastly, I should not choose this manner of writing, wherein knowing myself inferior to myself, led by the genial power of nature to another task, I have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand. "
Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Tatler ... - Seite 33
von Nathan Drake - 1805
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Representative English Prose and Prose Writers

Theodore Whitefield Hunt - 1887 - 527 Seiten
...author himself as to his prose — " In this manner of writing, knowing myself inferior to myself, Jed by the genial power of nature to another task, I have the use as I may account it, but of ray left hand."* As we read this we are not to forget the other declaration of the author...
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The English Poets: Lessing, Rousseau: Essays

James Russell Lowell - 1888 - 337 Seiten
...an art, an end and not a means. Of his political work he has himself told us, " I should not choose this manner of writing, wherein, knowing myself inferior...have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand." Mr. Masson has given an excellent analysis of these writings, selecting with great judgment the salient...
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PARDORIES AND OTHER PIECES OF BURLESQUE

GEORGE CANNING, GEORGE ELLIS, JOHN HOOKHAM FRERE - 1889
...that t if solidity have leisure to do her office, art cannot have much. \ Lastly, I should not choose this manner of writing, wherein \ knowing myself inferior...another task, I have the use, as I may account, but of J my left hand. And though I shall be foolish in saying more to this purpose, yet, since it will be...
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English Prose Writings of John Milton

John Milton - 1889 - 446 Seiten
...speeding, that if solidity have leisure to do her office, art cannot have much. Lastly, I should not choose this manner of writing, wherein knowing myself inferior to myself, led by the genial power oi nature to another task, I have the use, as I may account, but oi my left hand. And though I shall...
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Literary Essays: Pope

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...an art, an end and not a means. Of his political work he has himself told us, " I should not choose this manner of writing, wherein, knowing myself inferior...have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand." Mr. Masson has given an excellent analysis of these writings, selecting with great judgment the salient...
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Murray's Magazine, Band 10

1891
...not likely to be a serviceable party hack. He was aware of his own unfitness for this drudgery : " Knowing myself inferior to myself, led by the genial...have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand." * Yet he would not refrain from a species of writing which alone enabled him to take part in a contest...
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Poets the Interpreters of Their Age

Anna Swanwick - 1892 - 392 Seiten
...and religious freedom through the medium of prose, " a manner of writing," as he himself tells us, " wherein, knowing myself inferior to myself, led by...have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand." His determination, on his return from the Continent, to devote his energies to the composition of a...
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A First Sketch of English Literature

Henry Morley - 1892 - 1104 Seiten
...with leisurely care upon such a subject as of itself might catch applause, and should not choose " this manner of writing wherein knowing myself inferior...led by the genial power of nature to another task, 1 have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand." Many a man of genial temper and predominating...
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English Prose, Band 2

Sir Henry Craik - 1894
...speeding, that if solidity have leisure to do her office, art cannot have much. Lastly, I should not choose this manner of writing, wherein knowing myself inferior...have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand. And though I shall be foolish in saying more to this purpose, yet, since it will be such a folly, as...
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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1894 - 633 Seiten
...inferior to their prelatical opponents in scholarship. He tells us himself that he " was not disposed to this manner of writing, wherein knowing myself inferior...to another task, I have the use, as I may account it, but of my left hand." In 1643, in his thirty-fifth year, Milton married Mary Powell, daughter of...
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