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" ... which debars them from its privileges. To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted without tasting the balm of pity, is a state more gloomy than solitude : it is not retreat,... "
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by SEVERAL HANDS - 1759
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The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford - English fiction - 1883 - 405 pages
...disturb that society which debars them from its privileges. To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted without tasting the balm of pity, is a state more gloomy than solitude ; it is not retreat, but exclusion from...
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The history of the caliph Vathek, by W. Beckford [tr. by S. Henley]. Also ...

William Beckford - Ethiopia - 1883 - 405 pages
...disturb that society which debars them from its privileges. To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted without tasting the balm of pity, is a "state more gloomy than solitude; it is not retreat, but exclusion from...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...disturb that society which debars them from its privileges. To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted without tasting the balm of pity is a state more gloomy than solitude : it is not retreat but exclusion from...
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Johnson's History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Readers - 1891 - 214 pages
...disturb that society which debars them from its privileges. To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted without tasting the balm of pity, is a state more gloomy than solitude : it is not retreat, but exclusion from...
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Improvement Era, Volume 10, Issue 1

1907
...disturb that society which debars them from its privileges. To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted without tasting the balm of pity, is a state more gloomy than solitude; it is not retreat, but exclusion from...
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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 - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 266 pages
...about what is essential to any human relationship: "'To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted i ? i* K = fc a = JJ -3 Sc E •3 c ' 0 C X -6 . without tasting the balm of pity, is a state more...
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Searching for Jane Austen

Emily Auerbach - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 344 pages
...find a perfect description of someone like Aunt Norris: "To live without feeling or exciting sympathy, to be fortunate without adding to the felicity of others, or afflicted without tasting the balm of pity, is a state more gloomy than solitude; it is not retreat but exclusion from...
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