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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 Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 12

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1877
...ingulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible 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 Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, Volumes 1-2

William Shakespeare - 1878
...incidents, or enchanting it in suspense, let but a quibble spring reassess DR. JOHNSON 3 PREFACE. Ixxi up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....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 Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays, and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1882 - 926 pages
...and its fascinations aie irresistible Whatever he the dignity or profundity of his dij>i|uisitions, request you, or, I would intreat you, not to fear,...tremble: my life for yours. If you think 1 come h enchanting it in suspense, let bui a quibble spring up before aim, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...and its fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions, whether he be enlarging knowledge or exalting affection,...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 8

William Shakespeare - 1890
...tedious ; his set speeches are commonly cold and weak ; a quibble has a malignant power over his mind, it is " the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation." Some of Johnson's censures are just, but it is evident that from his eighteenth...
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A Japanese Boy

Shiukichi Shigemi - Botanists - 1889 - 128 pages
...him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistable. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition,...amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspence, — let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished. A quibble...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English literature - 1890 - 701 pages
...mind, and its fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disposition, whether he be enlarging knowledge or exalting affection,...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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Our English Homer: Or, Shakespeare Historically Considered

Thomas William White - 1892 - 297 pages
...sure to engulf him in the mire. .... Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions .... let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished " (p. xli). And, to pass over the coarse jests and contemptible quibbles, what shall we say to a conceit...
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Introduction to Shakespeare

Edward Dowden - 1893 - 136 pages
...tedious ; his set speeches are commonly cold and weak ; a quibble has a malignant power over his mind, it is " the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation ". Some of Johnson's censures are just, but it is evident that from his eighteenth...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer - English essays - 1900
...mind, and its fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disposition, whether he be enlarging knowledge or exalting affection,...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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