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" When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. "
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The Edinburgh Review, Volumen52

1831
...unfairly and unjustly ' rundown,' published it, in order to put his critics to shame, with this motto from Swift : ' When a true genius appears in the world, you may know ' him by this mark — that the dunces are all in confederacy ' against him.' We remember another anecdote, which...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Interesting and Valuable ..., Volumen2

Jonathan Swift - 1850
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons and events we read, and we little regard the authors. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Men who possess all the advantages of life are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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The kaleidoscope of anecdotes and aphorisms, collected by C. Sinclair

Catherine Sinclair - 1851
...Steer the bark of thy mind from the syren isle of reverie. Tapper's Proverbial Philosophy. Swift says: "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this mark — that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him." Lord Erskine mentions a fine instance...
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A Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects ...

Charles Simmons - 1852 - 552 páginas
...and prevalence. can do still better, has talents ; who can produce what none else can, has genius. Swift. When a true genius appears in the world, YOU...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. It is the prerogative of genius, to produce novel impressions from familiar objects. Hogarth. Genius...
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The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature, Volumen4

1855
...amiable and contented. All men agree in this. " When a true genius appears in the world," says one, "you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." Again, " It has been industriously propagated," says another, " by the dunces of every age, that a...
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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volumen3

Robert Chambers - 1853
...honour of it. This is exactly my situation." In the following he quotes Swift : — " When a true genitu appears in the world, you may know him by this sign...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." Yet, though blinded by folly and weighed down by distress, still his filial affections were alive,...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856
...brightness on their memory than you received from them. Dry den — To the Duke of Ormond. DCCCCXXX. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. — Swift. DCCCCXXX1. Scandal. I was an infidel to your sex, and you have converted me ; for now I...
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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...are always full, the latter only now and then, when their Suns are shining full upon them. — swift. a true Genius appears in the world, you may know him...that the Dunces are all in confederacy against him. SirJ. Reynolds. Q-ENTUS is supposed to be a power of producing excellences which are out of the reach...
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Olympus

Charles F. Howard (novelist.) - 1856 - 321 páginas
...amiable and contented. All men agree in this. ' When a true genius appears in the world,' says one, ' you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.' Again, 1 It has been industriously propagated,' says another, ( by the dunces of every age, that a...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...from them. Dry den— To the Duke of Ormond. DCCCCXXX. When a true genius appears in the world, yon may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. — Swift. DCCCCXXX1. Scandal. I was an infidel to your sex, and you have converted me ; for now I...
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