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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 M ...
The Tragi-Comedy, which is the Product of the English Theatre, is one of the most monstrous Inventions that ever entered into a Po ...
If the pages of this book contain some successful verse, the reader must excuse me the discourtesy of having usurped it first. Our ...
We had some port, and drank damnation to the play and eternal remorse to the author.
An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
When the first-rate author wants an exquisite heroine or a lovely morning, he finds that all the superlatives have been worn shodd ...
To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the p ...
There's a cool web of language winds us in,
Retreat from too much joy or too much fear:
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No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiq ...
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silke ...
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