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" A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content to purchase it by the sacrifice of reason, propriety, and truth.... "
The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ... - Page 311
by Francis Wrangham - 1816
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Books - 1765
...enchaining it in fufpence, let but a quibble fpring up before him, and he leaves his work unrinilhed. A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn afide from his career, or {loop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him fuch...
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays..

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...enchaining it in fufpenfe, " let but a quibble fpring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinilhed. A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn afide from his career, or ftoop from his elevation. A quibble poor and barren as it is, gave him fuch...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...enchaining it in fufpenfe, let but a quibble fpring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinifhed. A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn afide from his career, or floop from his elevation. A quibble poor and barren as it is, gave him fuch...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...whether he be amufing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in fufpenfe, let but a quibble fpring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....is the golden apple for which he will always turn afide from his career, or ftoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him fuch...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...enchaining it in Sufpenfe, let but a Quibble fpring up before him , and he leaves his Work unfinifhed. A Quibble is the golden Apple, for which he will always turn afide from his Career, or ftoop from his Elevation. A Quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him fuch...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...enchaining it in Sufpenfe, let but a Quibble fpring up before him,and he leaves his Work unfinifhed. A Quibble is the golden Apple, for which he will always turn afide from his Career, or ftoop from his Elevation. A Quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him fucli...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...whether he be amufing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in fufpenfe, let but a quibble fpringup before him, and he leaves his work unfinished. A quibble...is the golden apple for which he will always turn afide from his career j or ftoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...enchaining it in iufpenfe, let but a quibble fpring up before him, and he leaves his work unfiniilied. A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn afide from his career, or ftoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him fuch...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affeftion, whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...enchaining it in fufpenfe, let but a quibble fpring up before him, and he leaves his work unfiniihed. A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn afide from his career, or ftoop from bis elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him fuch...
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