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Page 521 - Oh that I was rich enough to live without a profession! What do you think of my becoming an author, and relying for support upon my pen ? Indeed, I think the illegibility of my handwriting is very author-like. How proud you would feel to see my works praised by the reviewers, as equal to the proudest productions of the scribbling sons of John Bull!
Page 432 - BOSWELL'S Life of Johnson, with the TOUR in the HEBRIDES and JOHNSONIANA. New Edition, with Notes and Appendices, by the Rev. A. Napier, MA, Trinity College, Cambridge, Vicar of Holkham, Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the
Page 521 - ... support upon my pen ? Indeed, I think the illegibility of my handwriting is very author-like. How proud you would feel to see my works praised by the reviewers, as equal to the proudest productions of the scribbling sons of John Bull. But authors are always poor devils, and therefore Satan may take them. I am in the same predicament as the honest gentleman in " Espriella's Letters," — " I am an Englishman, and naked I stand here, A-musing in my mind what garment I shall wear.
Page 386 - J'accepte l'âpre exil, n'eût-il ni fin ni terme, Sans chercher à savoir et sans considérer Si quelqu'un a plié qu'on aurait cru plus ferme, Et si plusieurs s'en vont qui devraient demeurer. Si l'on n'est plus que mille, eh bien, j'en suis! Si même Ils ne sont plus que cent, je brave encor Sylla; S'il en demeure dix, je serai le dixième: Et s'il n'en reste qu'un, je serai celui-là!
Page 287 - Browne's, from a firm conviction that it is decidedly the best, and also from a sense of duty we owe to the profession and the public, as we are of opinion that the substitution of any other than Collis Browne's is a DELIBERATE BREACH OF FAITH ON THE PART OF THE CHEMIST.
Page 31 - It is impossible by pen or pencil to convey even a faint idea of their magnificence. Painting is lifeless ; and the most burning words of poetry have all been lavished upon inferior and ordinary subjects. We must have new combinations of language to describe the Falls of Niagara.
Page 533 - That trouble, perhaps, still awaits you, after I shall have reached a further stage of decay. Seriously, my mind has, for the present, lost its temper and its fine edge, and I have an instinct that I had better keep quiet. Perhaps I shall have a new spirit of vigor, if I wait quietly for it; perhaps not.