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" I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary: it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of. "
Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Página 298
editado por - 1797
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1858
...Dictionary had condemned him to, would, no doubt, be executed con amore. His answer was, " I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary : it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." — And...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1860
...Dictionary had condemned him to, would, no doubt, be executed con amore. His answer was, " I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary: it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of."—And the...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of ..., Volumen4

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863
...Warburton. When one of his friends expressed a hope that i it. employment would furnish him with amusement and add to his fame, he replied : " I look upon it...is all work; and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." He issued...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 páginas
...his Dictionary had condemned him to, would be executed con amofe. Ilia answer was, "I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary; it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." — /Sir...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volumen1

James Boswell - 1880
...condemned him to, would, no doubt, be executed con a/more. His answer was, " I look upon this as I did npon the Dictionary: it Is all work, and my Inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of." — And...
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Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century

Joanna Gondris - 1998 - 379 páginas
...Johnson said (The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D, 1787, 363), "I look upon this [editing of Shakespeare] as I did upon the Dictionary: it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of" (quoted...
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Dr. Johnson's Women

Norma Clarke - 2000 - 260 páginas
...his genius.' Johnson's response was in keeping with the depressed mood of the poem: 'I look upon this as I did upon the Dictionary, it is all work, and my inducement to it is not love or desire of fame, but the want of money, which is the only motive to writing that I know of.' This gruff...
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