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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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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1871 - 586 pages
...productions of wit should we be deprived of, from those, whose genius, by continual practice, has beea wholly turned upon raillery and invectives, against...the greatest, perhaps the only topic we have left ?' 3 ' I do very much apprehend, that in six months time after the act is passed for the extirpation...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1871 - 572 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,...the great decline of wit among us, and would we take awuy the greatest, perhaps the only topic we have left f ' s ' I do very much apprehend, that in six...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

1872 - 556 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, be never able to shine or distinguish themselves on any other subject ? We are daily complaining of...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874 - 274 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 be never able to shine or -distinguish themselves on any other subject ! We are daily complaining of...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 768 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...complaining of the great decline of wit among us, and would take away the greatest, perhaps the only topic we have left. . . . For had an hundred such pens as...
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History of English Humour: With an Introduction Upon Ancient Humour, Volume 2

Alfred Guy L'Estrange - 1878 - 370 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, and Toland for a philosopher, if the inexhaustible supply of Christianity had not...
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History of English Humour: With an Introduction Upon Ancient Humour, Volume 2

Alfred Guy L'Estrange - 1878 - 414 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...Wit among us, and would we take away the greatest, perbaps the only topic we have left ? Who would ever have suspected Asgil for a wit, and Toland for...
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Geschichte der englischen Literatur: Bd. Das klassische Zeitalter, bearb ...

Hippolyte Taine - 1878 - 518 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, be never able to shine or distinguish themselves on any other subjects? We are daily complaining of...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - 1879 - 428 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of from those whose genins, by continual practice, hath been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against religion, and would, therefore, be never able to shine or distinguish themselves on any other subject ? We are duily complaining of...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Pose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 582 pages
...wonderful productions of wit should we be deprived of from those whose ireniu*. by continual practice, hath been wholly turned upon raillery and invectives against religion, and would, therefore, be never able to shine or distinguish themselves on any other subject? We are daily complaining of...
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