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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. "
The Torch - Página 328
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The book-lover's enchiridion, thoughts, selected and arranged by Philobiblos ...

Book-lover - 1884
...to me to be alive and talking to me. Sometimes I read a book with pleasure, and detest the author. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. — Thoughts on Various Subjects. WILLIAM CONGREVE. 1670 — 1729. Read, read, sirrah, and refuse your...
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The Book-lover's Enchiridion

1884 - 492 páginas
...to me to be alive and talking to me. Sometimes I read a book with pleasure, and detest the author. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...the dunces are all in confederacy against him.— Thoughts on Various Subjects. WILLIAM CONGREVE. 1670 — 1729. Read, read, sirrah, and refuse your...
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 páginas
...always full, the latter only now and then, when their Suns are shining full upon them. iOrmilD. — Swift. WHEN a true Genius appears in the world, you...that the Dunces are all in confederacy against him. ifirmus'. — Sir J. Reynolds. plENIUS is supposed to be a power of producing \J excellencies which...
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The Battle of the Books, and Other Short Pieces

Jonathan Swift - 1886 - 192 páginas
...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 English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1887 - 536 páginas
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors. but a solitary instance of good fortune out of many...hopeless defiliations. In one of the state-beds at Aru Men who possess all the advantages of life are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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The Tale of a Tub and Other Works

Jonathan Swift - 1889 - 448 páginas
...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 Book of Robert Burns: Genealogical and Historical Memoirs of ..., Volumen1

Charles Rogers - 1889
...a " critical preface," in which he vindicated his claims to consideration by quoting these words of Swift: " When a true genius appears in the world,...know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in conspiracy against him." The cruel rejection of his play, which had so painfully lacerated his feelings,...
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The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1889 - 784 páginas
...unfairly and unjustly "ran down," 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 may...
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Swift: The Mystery of His Life and Love

James Hay - 1891 - 361 páginas
...because they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination. SIGN OF GENIUS. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. SPONTANEITY OF GENIUS. Flowers of wit ought to spring, as those in a garden do, from their own root...
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 páginas
...profane a veil the Iris screens, And fools on fools still ask,— what Hamlet means? Bulwer. SIGN OF A. When a true genius appears in the world you may know...sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against Mm. Swifl. TBÜE. So strong a wit did nature to him frame, As all things by his judgment overcame ;...
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