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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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 sidor
...judgment and 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 anything equal to this." Distant praise, from whatever quarter, is not so delightful as that of a wife...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 sidor
...judgment and 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 anything equal to this." Distant praise, from whatever quarter, is not so delightful as that of a wife...
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The Outline of Literature, Volym 2

John Drinkwater - 1923 - 1136 sidor
...twopence, did not reach five hundred copies a day. But there were compensations. Mrs. Johnson said to him: "I thought very well of you before, but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this." Nor was self -approval "wanting: Johnson said to a friend, "My other works...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 sidor
...and 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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The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773

Allen Reddick, Professor of English Literature Allen Reddick, Samuel Johnson - 1996 - 252 sidor
...concurs with this observation. After a few of the papers had been published, she remarked to her husband, "I thought very well of you before; but I did not imagine you could have written any thing equal to this."40 The heartfelt response is particularly poignant because we know of no other example of Tetty...
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Samuel Johnson and Biographical Thinking

Catherine Neal Parke - 1991 - 178 sidor
...is pure wine." Elizabeth Johnson, whose opinion mattered to her husband, also admired these essays: "I thought very well of you before; but I did not imagine you could have written any thing equal to this."2 The Rambler was thus for its author a significant project in many different ways. By the time...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 sidor
...first issues of The Rambler in 1751, his wife paid Johnson the compliment that went deepest with him: "I thought very well of you before; but I did not...imagine you could have written any thing equal to this" (Life, I, 110). By this time, however, Tetty, as his wife was known, had given herself over increasingly...
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The Living Age ..., Volym 144

1880
...moments of his life was when she said to him, after the appearance of a few numbers of " The Rambler," " I thought very well of you before ; but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this." No friend, however humble, was ever forgotten by Johnson, and it is affecting...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volym 69–70

Henry Allon - 1879
...moments of his life was when she said to him, after the appearance of a few numbers of the 'Rambler,' 'I thought very well of you before ; but I did not imagine you eould have written anything equal to thi>.' No friend, however humble, was ever forgotten by Johnson,...
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