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" I shall say the less of Mr Collier, because in many things he has taxed me justly; and I have pleaded guilty to all thoughts and expressions of mine which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy,... "
Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical ... - Page 342
by John Nichols - 1812
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Fables Antient and Modern: Translated Into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace ...

John Dryden - 1713 - 550 pages
...mine, which can be truly nrgtfd of Obfcenity, Profanenefs, or Immorality \ and retract them. If he be my Enemy, let him triumph * if he be my Friend, as 1 have given him noPerfonal Occafion to be otherwife, he will be glad of my Repentance. It becomes roe not to draw my...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 3

1761
...which can be truly arraigned of " obfcenity, profanenefs, or immorality, and retract them. " If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, " as 1 have given him no perlbnal occafion to be otherwife, " he will be glad of my repentance. It becomes me not " to draw...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

1798
...them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no perfonal occafion to be otherwise, he will be glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad caufe, when I have fo often drawn it for a good one." If Congreve and Vanbrugh...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden,: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise,...glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen One would have thought he could no longer jog; But ARTHUR was a level, JOB'S a bog. There, though...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 662 pages
...profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise,...glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen One would have thought he could no longer jog; But ARTHUR was a level, JOB'S a bog. There, though...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807
...profaneness, or immorality ; and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my fnend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise,...glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad cause, when I have so often drawn it for a good one. Yet it were not difficult...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise,...glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad cause, when 1 have so often drawn it for a good one." Preface to the Fables....
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - 1808 - 552 pages
...profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise,...glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad cause, when I have so often drawn it for a good one." Having succeeded...
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The Works of John Dryden,: Amphitryon, or The two sosias, a comedy. King ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he he my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise,...glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad cause, when 1 have so often drawn it for a good one." Preface to the Fables....
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - 1808
...profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise,...glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad cause, when I have so often drawn it for a good one. Yet it were not difficult...
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