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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 British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Biography - 1816
...him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and it's fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition,...golden apple, for which he will always turn aside from bis career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren. as it is, gave him such delight,...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - Children - 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, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exhausting affection, whether he be amusing attention with incident) or enchaining it with suspence...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Some account of Shakespeare's ...

William Shakespeare - 1817
...enchaining it in MISpense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves Ins work unfmished. 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 exulting affection, whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1821
...and its fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affection,...leaves his work unfinished. A quibble is the golden npple for which he will always turn aside iVom his career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Theatre - 1821
...disquisitions, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affection, whether he be amusinoattention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let...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 Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: The author's life ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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 - 1823
...him in the mire. It has some ma* lignant 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 plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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 suspenses let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1824 - 788 pages
...knowledge, or exhausting affection, whether he be amusing attention •with incident, or enchaining it with be any equivalent, But that was not my only tie; I...nature ; — Geniirijc est milii — and excuse me from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight, that he v\as content...
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