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" Age," and are now the friendships only of children. Very few can boast of hearts which they dare lay open to themselves, and of which, by whatever accident exposed, they do not shun a distinct and continued view ; and certainly, what we hide from h 3... "
Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ... - Page 279
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781 - 396 pages
...tendernefs. It has been fo long faid as. to be commonly believed, that the true of men may-be found in their Letters, -and that he who writes to his friend lays...his .heart open, before him. .But the truth is, that fuch were fimple friendfhips of the Golden Age, and are . now 'the friendfhips only of children. -Very...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1781 - 506 pages
...been fo long faid as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of rnen may be found in their letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays his heart open before him. But the truth is, that fuch were fimple friendihips of the golden ags, and are now the friendihips only of children. Very...
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The Works of the English Poets: Prefaces

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 418 pages
...long faid as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of men maybe found in their Jitters, and that he who writes to his friend lays' his heart open before him. Jkit the truth is, that fuch were limpie friendfhips of. the Golden Age, and arc npw the frjendfhips...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 516 pages
...been fo long faid as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of men may be found in their Letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays his heart open be-r fore him. But 'the truth is, that fuch were fimple friendfhips of the Golden Age, and are now...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 650 pages
...been fo long faid as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of men may be found in their Letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays his heart open before him. But the truth is, that fuch were fimple friendfhips of the Golden Age, and are now the friendfhips only of children. Very...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 650 pages
...been fo long faid as tobe commonly believed, that the true characters of men' may be found in their Letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays his heart open before him. But the truth is, that fuch were fimple friendmips of the Golden Age, and are now the friendfhips only of children. Very few...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787 - 676 pages
...been fo long faid as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of men may be found in their Letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays his heart open before him. But the truth 13, that fuch were fimplc fricndfhips of the Golden Age, and are now the friendfnips only of children....
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The Elements of English Composition: Containing Practical Instructions for ...

David Irving - English language - 1803 - 266 pages
...been fo long- laid as to be commonly believed, that the true characVis of men may be found in their Letters, and that he who writes to his friend. lays his heart open before . him. But the tnuth is, that fach. were the fimple friend-: Jhips of the Gulden Acje, and are now the fiieiKillnps...
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A New History of Great Britain: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the ...

John Adams - Great Britain - 1803 - 486 pages
...been fo long faid as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of men may be found in their letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays his heart open before him. But very few can boaft of heaits which they dare lay open to themfelves, and, certainly, what we hide from...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804 - 716 pages
...been. Ťo long said as to be commonly believed, that the true characters of men may be found in their Letters, and that he who writes to his friend lays...and are now the friendships only of children. Very tew can boast of hearts which they dare lay open to themselves, and of •which, by whatever accident...
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