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" There needs no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of... "
The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ... - Page xxxvi
1801
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The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon ...

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - 1798
...Opportunity of faying, what He had I. thoroughly confidered, which gave a great Luftre to ali He laid ; which yet was rather of Delight, than Weight. There...cover a World of very great Faults, that is, fo to covpr them , that They were not taken !Notice of to his Reproach ; viz a Narrownefs in his Nature to...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...more be said to " extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conver" sation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very " great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice "of to his reproach; viz. a narrowness in his nature...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...luftre to " all he laid ; which yet was rather of delight than " weight. There needs no more be feid to extol the ** excellence and power of his wit, and...that " is, fo to cover them, that they were not taken no** tice of to his reproach, viz. a narrownefs in his na" ture to the loweft degree ; an abjtctnefs...
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Annual Register, Volume 2

History - 1802
...no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough, to cover a world of very great iaults ; that is,- solo cover them, them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach : viz....
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...more be said to " extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very *' great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice; " of to his reproach ; viz a narrowness in his nature...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...he faid ; which yet was rather of delight than " weight. There needs no more be faid to extol the 41 excellence and power of his wit, and pleafantnefs...enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that -** rs, fo to cover them, that they were not taken no** tice of to his reproach, viz. c narrownefs...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 9-10

Sir Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1809
...to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it w of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach ; viz. a narrowness in his nature...
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Letters Supposed to Have Passed Between M. de St. Evremond and Mr. Waller

John Langhorne - 1809 - 220 pages
...no more be said, to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than, that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach, viz....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach, viz. a narrowness in his nature...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1811
...no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults j that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach, viz. a narrowness...
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