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" He was always cheerful, and desirous of promoting mirth by a facetious and humorous conversation; he was never soured by calumny and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them; "for they are sparks," said he, " which if you do not blow... "
The Tin Trumpet: Or, Heads and Tails, for the Wise and Waggish - Pagina 135
door Horace Smith - 1836
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The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer, Volume 10

James Anderson - 1792
...continued. DETATCHED REMARK. THE ordinary attacks -of calumny and detraction ought to be looked upon as sparks, which, if you do not blow them will go out of themselves. This was an observation of the great Herman Eoerhaave's, and nothing can be more worthy of our attention...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 2

Lindley Murray - 1808
...this rule, is the source of a very common error. Or—Want of attention, &c. Calumny and detraction are sparks, which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves. Clclia is a vain woman, who, if we do not flatter her, will be disgusted. Ambition is insatiable: it...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1812
...calumny and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them; "for they are sparks," said he, " which if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves." Yet he took care never to provoke enemies by severity of censure; for he never dwelt on the faults...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them ; " for they " are sparks," said he, " which, if you do not blow " them, will go out of themselves." Yet Yet he took care 'never to provoke enemies by severity of censure, for he never dwelt on the faults...
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Key to the Exercises Adapted to Murray's English Grammar: Calculated to ...

Lindley Murray - 1814 - 171 pagina’s
...this rule, is the source of a very common error. Or — Want of attention, &c. Calumny and detraction are sparks, which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves. Clelia is a vain Avoman, who, if we do not flatter her, will be disgusted. That celebrated work had...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them ; •' for they are sparks," said he, " which, if you do " not blow them, will go out of themselves." Yet he took care never to provoke enemies by severity of censure, for he never dwelt on the faults...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them j " for they are sparks," said he, " which, if you do " not blow them, will go out of themselves." Yet he took care never to provoke enemies by severity of censure, for he never dwelt on the faults...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them ; " for they are sparks," said he, " which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves." Yet he took care never to provoke enemies by severity of censure, for he never dwelt on the faults...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them ; " for they are sparks," said he, " which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves." Yet he took care never to provoke enemies by severity of censure, for he never dwelt on the faults...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...and detraction, nor ever thought it necessary to confute them ; " for they are sparks," said he, " which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves." Yet he took care never to provoke enemies by severity of censure, for he never dwelt on the faults...
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