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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 plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irre- • sistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition,...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...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,...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...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...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,...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...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,...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...
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...and its fuscinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affection,...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchanting it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...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,...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...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...and its fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affection,...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchanting it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...mind, and its fascinations are irre,utiblt:. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disqmsuions, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affection,...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchanting >t in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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,,...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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,...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...
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