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" The freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of women, as they embroil families in discord, and fill houses with disquiet, do more to obstruct the happiness of life in a year than the ambition of the clergy in many centuries. "
Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson - Σελίδα 154
των Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 σελίδες
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...it were easy to tell who would have deserved most from public gratitude. The freaks, and fiumours, and spleen, and vanity, of women, as they embroil families in discord, and nil houses with disquiet, do more to obstruct the happiness of life in a year than the ambition of...

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Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 σελίδες
...they li;i'l both succeeded, it were easy to tell who would have deserved most from public gratitude. The freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of...that the misery of man proceeds not from any single rush of overwhelming evil, but from small vexations continually repeated. It is remarked by Dennis...

Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Τόμος 3

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...if they had both succeeded, it were easy to tell who would have deserved most from public gratitude. The freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of...evil, but from small vexations continually repeated. It is remarked by Dennis likewise, that the machinery is superfluous ; that, by all the bustle of preternatural...

THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE

DR. WARBURTON - 1856
...if they had both succeeded it were easy to tell who would have deserved most from public gratitude. The freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of...evil, but from small vexations continually repeated. It is remarked by Dennis likewise, that the machinery is superfluous; that, by all the bustle of preternatural...

The British Essayists: Tatler.-v. 5-12. Spectator.-v. 13-15. Guardian.-v. 16 ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1856
...has a sentiment, which I hope I shall be excused for transcribing. ' The freaks, and humours, !>.nd spleen, and vanity of women, as they embroil families...evil, but from small vexations continually repeated.' happiness or misery are illustrated by examples sketched with singular humour and acknowledged fidelity...

The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, Τόμος 20

Alexander Chalmers - 1855
...Lock,' and Boileau's ' Lutrin,' has a sentiment, which I hope I shall be excused for transcribing. 'The freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of...women, as they embroil families in discord, and fill nouses with disquiet, do more to obstruct the happiness of life in a year, than the ambition of the...

The Philobiblion: A Monthly Bibliographical Journal, Τόμος 2

1863
...as they embroil families in difcord, and fill houfes with difquiet, do more to obftrud the happinefs of life in a year than the ambition of the clergy in many centuries." Even Cardan is kinder in his cenfure, by dividing the burthen, where he fays : Omnes enim prwatx injuria...

Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations ..., Τόμος 2

Samuel Johnson - 1866
...succeeded, it were easy to tell who would have deserved most from public gratitude.xThe freaks, aud humours, and spleen, and vanity of women, as they...in a year than the ambition of the clergy in many cenumes^It' has been well observed that the misery of man proceeds not from any single crush of overwhelming...

Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 σελίδες
...on an agreeable or disagreeable adjustment of little things which happen every day. ROCHEFOUCAULD. IT has been well observed, that the misery of man...evil, but from small vexations * continually repeated. JOHNSON. Lives of the Poets — Pope. THINGS are to be estimated, not by the importance of their effects,...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...to the Lutrin, scarcely required to be refuted with mock gravity by Dr Johnson, who declares that ' the freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of...than the ambition of the clergy in many centuries.' Strange to say, the opposite objection has recently been made to a work of which the execution has...




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