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" You feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects. "
The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information ... - Page 250
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The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 3

John Aikin - 1808 - 620 pages
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A Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris: With an Answer to the Objections ...

Richard Bentley - Epistles of Phalaris - 1816 - 428 pages
...! When you return to these again, you feel by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects. All that takes or affects...
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The Life of Richard Bentley, D.D.: Master of Trinity College, and ..., Volume 1

James Henry Monk - Scholars - 1833 - 466 pages
...When you return to these again, you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects. All that takes or affects...
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The Life of Richard Bentley: With an Account of His Writings and ..., Volume 1

James Henry Monk - 1833 - 466 pages
...When you return to these again, you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects. All that takes or affects...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 4

Englishmen - 1835 - 476 pages
...this pseudo-Phalaris, " you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of his production, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects." Finally, he argues...
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The Works of Richard Bentley, D. D.

Richard Bentley - Phalaris - 1836 - 414 pages
...When you return to these again, you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a mfflion of subjects. All that takes or affects...
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The Works of Richard Bentley, D. D.

Richard Bentley - Phalaris - 1836 - 420 pages
...When you return to these again, you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects. All that takes or affects...
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The Works of Richard Bentley, D. D.

Richard Bentley - Phalaris - 1836 - 468 pages
...When you return to these again, you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects. All that takes or affects...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1853 - 506 pages
...this pscudo-Phalaris, " you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of his production, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, with his elbow on his desk; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, command' ing a million of subjects." Finally, he argues...
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Essays on Philosophical Writers and Other Men of Letters, Volume 2

Thomas De Quincey - 1854 - 316 pages
...accedes to Bentley's sentence — ' You feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects.' It remains that we...
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