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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... "
THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON - Página 17
1864
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Parte1

1873
...PARTS. BY THE REV. J. GORLE. PART I. NE hundred and fifty years have passed away since the Spectator observed that " a reader seldom peruses a book with...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." "...
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Miscellanies...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1873 - 592 páginas
...the " Grecian," or the " Devil ; " to pace 'Change and the Mall * — to mmgle in that great club * " I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...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 a like nature, that conduce...
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Little Classics: Humanity

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...written by Addison, and opened with a passage which may be quoted as pertinent to the present volume : " I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an anthor. To...
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Merry Drollery Compleat Being Jovial Poems, Merry Songs, &c

Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth - 1875 - 408 páginas
...WRITERS OF THE SONGS. We need not go to Joseph Addison to learn that " a reader seldom peruses a book till he knows whether the writer of it be a black...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." "...
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Lights on the Way: Some Tales Within a Tale

Alexander Hay Japp - 1878 - 313 páginas
...MOST GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE. " I have observed that a reader seldom peruse? a book with pleasure until he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of a like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." —...
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The Great Slighted Fortune

John Dempster Bell - 1878 - 452 páginas
...commonplace mortals and such persons, in his paraphrase of two noted lines in the Ars Poetica of Horace : " One with a flash begins, and ends in smoke ; Another...expectation high, Surprises us with dazzling miracles." Creativeness is not always associated with originality. John Locke was unmistakably original; but the...
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Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine: And His Journal ...

James Boswell, Andrew Erskine - 1879 - 242 páginas
...are so lively, that mistaking the paper on which they were written, for a piece of bread and butter *"I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author."—"The...
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Boswell's correspondence with ... Andrew Erskine, and his Journal of a tour ...

James Boswell - 1879
...so lively, that mistaking the paper on which they were written, for a piece of bread and butter * " I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author."—"...
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A Thousand Thoughts from Various Authors

Arthur B. Davison - 1880 - 374 páginas
...politer compliments, and his latter will partake of the irrational huzza. Shenstonc, Essays AUTHORS. I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author. Addison,...
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British Merchant Service Journal: A Monthly Publication Devoted to ..., Volumen3

1881
...visits to the Court. We are fully of the opinion of that keen observer who wrote many years ago, " I have observed that a reader seldom peruses a book...choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author," and...
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