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" I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that I could, and no man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little. "
Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ... - Página 546
de John Watkins - 1808 - 552 páginas
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms, with a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1873 - 796 páginas
...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired...it ever so little. " Seven years, my lord, have now passed since I waited in your outward room, or was repulsed from your door ; during which time I have...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 páginas
...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired...pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little. 4 Seven year«, my lord, have now passed since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired...it ever so little. " Seven years, my lord, have now passed, since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door; during which time I have...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 páginas
...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired...it ever so little. " Seven years, my lord, have now passed, since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door ; during which time I...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 páginas
...me to continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the arts of pleasing, which a retired and uncourtly scholar...it ever so little. " Seven years, my Lord, have now passed s^ijce \ waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door ; during which time I...
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Effective Writing: A Workshop Course

United States. Internal Revenue Service - 1975 - 106 páginas
...recognize and compliment them. Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote with bitterness to the Earl of Chesterfield: "I had done all that I could; and no man is well pleased...to have his all neglected, be it ever so little." When someone writes you a letter of particular charm or ready understanding, do not shy away from writing...
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - 1987 - 175 páginas
...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing, which a retired...pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little. At about the same time, Edward Taylor, living in the bleakness of the New World, used language with...
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The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age

Beatrice Gottlieb - 1994 - 352 páginas
...was one of an artist's occupations, as Samuel Johnson's famous letter to Lord Chesterfield reminds us ("Seven years, my Lord, have now past since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door"7). Life in a royal household was especially public — something that will come as no surprise...
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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

Thomas Carlyle - 1993 - 622 páginas
...the famous letter to Lord Chesterfield: "When I had once addressed your Lordship in publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess" (Boswell, Life of Johnson, 184-85). Carlyle observes, "What soul-subduing magic, for the very clown...
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Motivation and Child Maltreatment

David J. Hansen - 2000 - 286 páginas
...attention it deserves. For example, in 1754, Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote in a letter to Lord Chesterfield: "No man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little." Thirty years ago, Maslow (1968) called attention to the importance of satisfying a person's basic needs...
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