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" Turn umbratiles sunt, ut putent in turbido esse quicquid in luce est' ('Some men, like pictures, are fitter for a corner than a full light') ; and I believe such as have a natural bent to solitude are like waters which may be forced into fountains, and... "
The Spectator - Pàgina 46
1739
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: Letters

Alexander Pope - 1788
...height, may make a noble figure and a louder noife, but after all they would run more fmooth]y, quietly, and plentifully, in their own natural courfe upon...of this would make me very well contented with the poffeffion only x>f that Quiet which Cowley calls the companion of Obfcurity. But whoever has the Mufes...
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Letters to and from his friends and patrons

Sir Richard Steele - 1787 - 518 pàgines
...may make ta noble figure, and a louder noife ; but, after all, they would run more fmoothly, quietly, and plentifully, in their own natural courfe upon the ground*. The confideration of this would * The foregoing fimilitudes Mr. Pope had put into verfe fome years before, and inferted into Mr. Wycherley's...
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Select British Classics, Volum 16

1803
...for ' a corner than a full light; and I believe such as have ' a natural bent to solitude, are like waters which may ' be forced into fountains, and exalted...may. make a much nobler figure, and a much louder ' noise, but after all run more smoothly, equally and ' plentifully, in their own natural course upon...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Verse and Prose: Containing ..., Volum 7

Alexander Pope - 1806
...height, may make a noble figure and a louder noife, but after all they would run more fmoothly, quietly, and plentifully, in their own natural courfe upon...of this would make me very well contented with the poffeffion only of that Quiet which Cowley calls the companion of Obfcurity *. But whoever has the...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...fitter for a corner than a full light ; and I believe such as have a natural bent to solitude are like waters, which may be forced into fountains, and exalted...height, may make a much nobler figure, and a much louder noise, but after all run more smoothly, equally, and plentifully, in their own natural course upon...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volum 8

1824
...fitter for a corner than a full light; and I believe such as have a natural bent to solitude, are like waters which may be forced into fountains, and exalted...height, may make a much nobler figure, and a much louder noise; but after all run more smoothly, equally, and plentifully, in their own natural course upon...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volum 8

1832
...believe such as have a natural bent to solitude, are like waters which may be forced into fountains, atid exalted to a great height, may make a much nobler figure, and a much louder rtoise; but after all run more smoothly, equally, and plentifully, in their own natural course upon...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 315-635

Joseph Addison - 1837
...fitter for a corner than a full light; and I believe such as have a natural bent to solitude are like waters, which may be forced into fountains, and, exalted...height, may make a much nobler figure, and a much louder noise, but after all run more smoothly, [No. 407. equally, and plentifully in their own natura course...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volums 7-8

Spectator The - 1853
...fitter for a corner than a full light; and I believe such as have a natural bent to solitude, are like waters which may be forced into fountains, and exalted...height, may make a much nobler figure, and a much louder noise; but tifnli -rUn more smo°My, equally, and plenffroiin 1 lnrJrleir own natural course upon the...
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The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ...

1854
...fitter for a corner than a full light; and I believe such as have a natural bent to solitude, are like waters which may be forced into fountains, and exalted...to a great height, may make a much nobler figure, a:id a much louder noise, but after all run more smoothly, equally, and plentifully, in their own natural...
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