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" In the house of commons he could not speak, and, therefore, was useless to the defence of the government. In the office, says Popey, he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ... - Pągina 97
per Samuel Johnson - 1821
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Gilbert Gurney, Volum 1

Theodore Edward Hook - 1836 - 231 pągines
...of State we have since seen flourishing in office, was rather a damper to my ardour in his behalf. " In the House of Commons he could not speak, and therefore was useless to the Government. In the office he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...through other offices ; but expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he de of surreptitious editions. A song, or an epigram,...it is repeated, or may be written out with very lit on order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in rank he lost in credit...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...rose to his highest elevation, being made secretary of state : but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the House...to the defence of the government. • In the office he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...through other offices ; but expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the House...issue an order without losing his time in quest of tine expressions. What he gained in rank lie lost in credit ; and, finding by experience, his own inability,...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pągines
...through other offices; but expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the House...defence of the government. In the office, says Pope |), " be could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions." What he gained...
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A Universal Biographical Dictionary: Containing the Lives of the Most ...

Charles N. Baldwin - 1842 - 444 pągines
...secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his piace. In the house of commons he could not speak, and therefore...useless to the defence of the government. In the office he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volum 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of nis will not easily be equalled. In the w" after some...to recommend his pretensions to his majesty. Mr. W oflice, says Pope, J he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions....
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The Life of Joseph Addison, Volum 2

Lucy Aikin - 1843
...true, cannot now be known, but the reproach of Pope, eagerly caught up as usual by Johnson, " that he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions," is certainly not borne out by his letters of business still extant. These, as the reader will already...
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The Life of Joseph Addison, Volum 2

Lucy Aikin - 1843
...true, cannot now be known, but the reproach of Pope, eagerly caught up as usual by Johnson, " that lie could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions," is certainly not borne out by his letters of business still extant. These, as the reader will already...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volum 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...disappointed ; it is universally confessed tS«t he was unecjual to the duties of nis place. In lYie House of Commons he could not speak, and therefore...was useless to the defence of the government. In the olfice, says Pope, [ he could not issue an order without losing his time, iu quest of fine expressions....
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