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" I too am not entirely destitute of abilities of this kind ; but that by possessing a decent share of critical discernment, and critical jargon, I am capable of becoming a very tolerable commentator. For the proof of which, I shall rather prefer calling... "
Microcosm. General index - Page 81
by Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
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The Microcosm, a Periodical Work: By Gregory Griffin, ... The Second Edition ...

Gregory Griffin - Microcosm amd macrocosm - 1787 - 448 pages
...And this I (hall do for two reafons; partly, becaufe were I to choofe a field, how fertile (bever, of which many others had before me been reaping the fruits, mine would be at befh but the gleanings of criticifm; and partly, from a more interefted view, from a felfifh defire...
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The Microcosm: A Periodical Work

John Smith, George Canning, John Hookham Frere, Robert Percy Smith - 1788 - 455 pages
...And this I fhall do for two reafrms; partly, becaufe were I to choofe a field, how fertile foever, of which many others had before me been reaping the fruits, mine would be at beft but the gleanings of criticifm ; and partly, from a more interefted view, from a felfiih defire...
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The microcosm [ed. by G. Canning and others]. [Another]

George Canning - 1793
...And this I fhall do for two reafons ; partly, beeajife were J to choofe a field, how fertile foever, of which many others had before me been reaping the fruits, mine would be at beft but the gleanings of criticifm ; and partly, from a more interefted. 138 THE MICROCOSM. No. n....
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The Microcosm: A Periodical Work, Volume 1

John Smith, George Canning, Robert Percy Smith, John Hookham Frere - 1809
...object, as yet untreated of by any of my immediate predecessors, than venture to throw in my obervations on any work which has before passed the ordeal of...well as judgment ; of judiciousness in selection, 89 well as justness in obser vation ; — of propriety in choosing the object, as well as skill in...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811
...by any of my immediate predecessors, than venture to throw in my observations on any work which has passed the ordeal of frequent examination. And this...shall acquire the reputation of taste, as well as judgement, — of judiciousness in selection as well as justness in observation ; — of propriety...
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The microcosm [ed. by G. Canning and others]. [Another]

George Canning - 1825
...universally enjoy ; and by his means were the ruder graces and more simple beauties of Chevy Chace held up to public view, and recommended to general admiration....judiciousness in selection as well as justness in observation ; — of propriety in choosing the object as well as skill in using the language of commentary....
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THE CARISBROOKE LIBRARY

1890
...accused of swerving from the imitation of so great an example, were not I to take occasion to show that I too am not entirely destitute of abilities...judiciousness in selection, as well as justness in observation ; — of propriety in choosing the object, as well as skill in using the language, of commentary....
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Parodies and Other Burlesque Pieces

George Canning, John Hookham Frere, George Ellis - Burlesque - 1890 - 446 pages
...accused of swerving from the imitation of so great an example, were not I to take occasion to show that I too am not entirely destitute of abilities...shall acquire the reputation of taste, as well as judgment;—of judiciousness in selection, as well as justness in observation;—of propriety in choosing...
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