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When Sir Joshua Reynolds died
All Nature was degraded;
The enquiry in England is not whether a man has talents & genius, but whether he is passive & polite & a virtuous ass & obedient t ...
The foundation of empire is art & science. Remove them or degrade them, & the empire is no more. Empire follows art & not vice ver ...
To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledges are those knowledges that ...
I had said to Mrs. Boscawen at table, "I believe this is about as much as can be made of life." I was really happy. My gay ideas o ...
Now that the old lion is dead every ass thinks he may kick at him.
If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
Poetry operates by raising our curiosity, engaging the mind by degrees to take an interest in the event, keeping that event suspen ...
Sir Joshua would have been glad to take her portrait; and he would have had an easier task than the historian at least in this, th ...
Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the fac ...
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