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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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Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon ..., Volume 16

Charles Sumner - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1900
...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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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
...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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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
...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,...for which he will always turn aside from his career, ts or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight, that he...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - Digital images - 1905 - 404 pages
...be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition, whether he be enlarging knowledge or exalt10 ing affection, whether he be amusing attention with incidents...he will always turn aside from his career or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and 15 barren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - Digital images - 1905 - 404 pages
...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 exalt10 ing affection, whether he be amusing attention with incidents or enchaining it in suspense,...
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Famous Introductions to Shakespeare's Plays by the Notable Editors of the ...

Beverley Ellison Warner - Drama - 1906 - 268 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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Johnson on Shakespeare: Essays and Notes

Samuel Johnson, Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh - 1908 - 206 pages
...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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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

James Spedding - Literature - 1910 - 462 pages
...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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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 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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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1967 - 295 pages
...who despised puns, thought that a verbal quibble had 'some malignant power' over Shakespeare's mind : Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition,...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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