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" Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. "
The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ... - Page xiv
1813
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 17

English literature - 1755
...it may gratify curiolity to inform it, that the Englim Dictionary was written with little affifhnce of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the ihelter of academic bowers ; but amidft inconvenience...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...may gratify curiofity to inform it, that the EngtijJ; Diftionary was written with little afTiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcuritics of retirement, or under the flicker of academick bowers, but amidft inconvenience...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 9, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...attonifhing that it was finilhed fo foon, fince it was written, аз he fays, " with, little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhelter of academic bowers, but amidlt inconvenience and...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...it was A 6 finifbed finiflied fo foon, firice it was written, as he fays, " with little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhelter of academic bowers, but amidft inconvenience and...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...that which it condemns ; yet it may gratify curiosity to inform it, that the English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.' Works, \. pp....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...that which it condemns ; yet it may gratify curiosity to inform it, that the English Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned, and...obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.' Works, v. pp....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...may gratify curiofity to inform it, that the Englifl: Dictionary was written with little affiftance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great ; not in the foft obfcurities of retirement, or under the fhcker of academick bowers, but amidft inconvenience and...
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Memoirs of the Life of Gilbert Wakefield, Volume 2

Gilbert Wakefield - 1804
...number and nature of the works9 which he published. These, it should be remembered, were written, " not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but"r at intervals snatched from his daily avocations, and amidst a variety of embarrassments, sufficient...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...undertaking, it is indeed astonishing that it was finished so soon, since it was written, as he says, " with little assistance of the learned, and without...amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow. " The sorrow to which he here alludes is probably that which he felt for the loss of his...
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History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield

John Jackson - Lichfield (England) - 1805 - 276 pages
...considered, it is indeed astonishing that he finished it so soon, since it was written, as he says, " with little assistance of the learned, and without...amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow." The sorrow to which he here alludes; is, probably, that which he felt for the loss of his...
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