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" I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very... "
The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c - Sivu 154
1823
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Nide 23

1824
...reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure till he knows whether the writer of it be a fair or a black man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author," the public are abundantly...

The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Nide 6

Alexander Pope - 1824
...that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor." What passages in Horace are more agreeable than when he tells us he was fat and sleek, "praecanum,...

The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., Nide 6

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - 1824
...that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor." What passages in Horace are more agreeable than when he tells us he was fat and sleek, "pra?canum,...

The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian instructor]., Nide 1

...knowledge he has acquired of the author's disposition and conduct. Or to use the words of the Spectator, " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till...disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, which conduce very much to the right understanding of an author." Now, for these reasons...

The Country Vicar: The Bride of Thrybergh : and Other Poems

Samuel Hobson - 1825 - 192 sivua
...Addison observes, that" a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature," he is most probably accused both of egotism and presumption. Wishing to avoid either...

The Bengal Annual: A Literary Keepsake for 1830

David Lester Richardson - 1830 - 352 sivua
...writer's personal friends ; and as to himself, no curiosity is ever manifested to know, whether " he be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor." It is nevertheless true, that there is no want of readers in India, and that books are in abundant...

Arrian on Coursing: The Cynegeticus of the Younger Xenophon, Translatd from ...

Arrian - 1831 - 314 sivua
...ti> TOIJ ITJXOTOIJ, KOI loiBfloi wop' i\or rbi> Plan trvfyti/ dciruantis. MK. ADDISON has remarked, that " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure...writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or a choleric disposition, married, or a bachelor, with other particulars -of the like nature, that conduce...

The Gentleman's Magazine, Niteet 155–156

1834
...the two noble interlocutors. (To be continued.) ICONES.— No. I. Mr. URBAN, — Addison has remarked that " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure,...disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature." If such curiosity exist with regard to the writer of a book, who may be, and commonly...

The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Niteet 1–2

1836
...without raining expectation high) Surprises us with dazzling miracles, ftoftommon. I HAVE observed the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of ,an author. To gratify this curiosity,...

Spectator (The)

1836 - 714 sivua
...(witbuat raising expectation high) Surprises us with dazzling miracles. — Roscoxno*. I HAVE observed, by s ly . n mairied or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the light...




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