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" ... to display their abilities? What wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of, from those whose genius by continual practice hath been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against religion, and would therefore never be able to shine... "
The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ... - Page 28
1820
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Lansdowne, Yalden, Tickell, Hammond, Somervile, Savage, Swift

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 562 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of from those, whose genius, by continual practice, hath been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against...themselves, upon any other subject? We are daily complaining <-• I' the great decline of wit among us, and would take away the greatest, perhaps the only, topic...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 366 pages
...be deprived of from those, whose genius, by continual practice, hath been wholly turned upon railcry and invectives against religion, and would therefore...able to shine, or distinguish themselves, upon any oth* See Sheridan's life, edit. 1784, p. 525 ; where are some remarks on this passage- Ker subject...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift...

Jonathan Swift - 1812 - 486 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of, from those, whose genins, by continual practice, has been wholly -turned upon raillery and invectives against...topic we have left? who would ever have suspected Asgyll for a wit, or Toland for a philosopher, if the inexhaustible stock of Christianity had not been...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - 1812 - 358 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of, from those, whose genins, by continual practice, has been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against religion, and would therefore never be able to ehine or distinguish themselves, upon any other subject! we are daily complaining of the great decline...
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The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts ..., Volume 8

Jonathan Swift - 1814 - 468 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of, from those, whose genius, by continual practice, has been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against...topic we have left? who would ever have suspected Asgil for a wit, or Tolaud for a philosopher, if the inexhaustible stock of Christianity had not been...
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Twelve sermons. Tracts

Jonathan Swift - 1814 - 470 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of, from those, whose genius, by continual practice, has been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against...topic we have left? who would ever have suspected Asgil for a wit, or Tolaud for a philosopher, if the inexhaustible stock of Christianity had not been...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - 1816 - 530 pages
...by continual practice hath been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against reKgion, and who would therefore never be able to shine or distinguish...of the great decline of .wit among us, and would. take away the greatest, perhaps the only topic we have left. Who would ever have suspected Asgill for...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1819 - 364 pages
...from those, whose genius, by continual practice, hath been wholly turned upon railery and invective against religion, and would therefore never be able to shine, or distinguish themselves, upon any oth* See Sheridan's life. edit. 1784, p. 525 ; where are some re.marks on this passage. R. er subject...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 412 pages
...produc" tions of wit should we be deprived of from thosri, " whose genius by continual practice, hath been " wholly turned upon raillery and invectives...of the great " decline of wit among us, and would take away " the greatest, perhaps the only, topic we have •" left. Who would ever have suspected...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 406 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of from those whose genius, by continual practice, hath been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against...religion, and would therefore never be able to shine pr distinguish themselves upon any other subject ! We are daily complaining of the great decline of...
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