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" Distant praise, from whatever quarter, is not so delightful as that of a wife whom a man loves and esteems. Her approbation may be said to "come home to his bosom ;" and being so near, its effect is most sensible and permanent. "
Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National ... - Sida 374
1854
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 sidor
...great confidence, said to him, after *> few numbers of the Rambler had come ont, ' I thought тегу well of you before ; but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this.' Distant praise, from whatever quarter, U not so delightful as that of a wife...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...it would have been better to have left blanks than to write nonsense. of the Rambler had come out, " I thought very well of you before ; but I did not...imagine you could have written any thing equal to this." Distant praise, from whatever quarter, is not so delightful as that of a wife whom a man loves and...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...whose verdict went for much with her devoted husband, said to him, after she had read a few numbers, " I thought very well of you before: but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this." An edition of the essays was published almost simultaneously at Edinburgh,...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 sidor
...whose verdict went for much with her devoted husband, said to him, after she had read a few numbers, " I thought very well of you before : but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this." An edition of the essays was published almost simultaneously at Edinburgh,...
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Eminent English writers

William Lawson (F.R.G.S.) - 1875
...with gratification a remark that his wife made to him after a few numbers of the Rambler had appeared: "I thought very well of you before; but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this." The last number of the Rambler appeared on 14th March 1752, and three days...
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The Great and Eccentric Characters of the World, Their Lives and Their Deeds ...

1877 - 799 sidor
...received most delight from the opinion of his wife, who said to him, after a few numbers had come out, " I thought very well of you before; but I did not imagine you could have written any thing equal to this." Many of the characters in The Rambler are said to have been drawn from life, particularly that of Prospero,...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volym 42–43

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1880
...whose judgment and taste he had great confidence, said to him, after a few numbers had come out, ' I thought very well of you before ; but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this.' Distant praise, from whatever quarter, is not so delightful as that of a wife...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volym 1

James Boswell - 1880
...aud taste he had great confidence, said tc^iim, after a few numbers of the Kambler had come out, " I thought very well of you before ; but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this." Distant praise, from whatever quarter, is not so delightful as 1 I doubt if...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with the Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - 1884 - 2221 sidor
...taste he had great confidence, said to him, after a few numbers of the " Rambler " had come out, " I thought very well of you before ; but I did not...imagine you could have written any thing equal to this." Distant praise, from whatever quarter, is not so delightful as that of a wife whom a man loves and...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 sidor
...the man, but also his writings. After a few numbers of "The Rambler" had come out she said to him, " I thought very well of you before ; but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this." " Distant praise," says JOHNSON, "from whatever quarter, is not so delightful...
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