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" I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example, and instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a handsome elocution, and all those other talents that are proper to enforce... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 502
1808
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729 - 354 pages
...Spirits in laborious Competitions of their own, would endeavour after a handfome Elocution, and all thofe other Talents that are proper to enforce what has been penned by greater Matters. This would not only be more eafi* to tnemfelves, butmore edifying to the People. L N 107....
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 4

1786 - 694 pages
...fpirits in laborious competitions of their own, would endeavour after a handlbme elocution, and all thofe other talents that are proper to enforce what has been penned by greater mafters. This would not only be more eafy to themfelvcs, but more edifying to the people. N CYII....
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802 - 342 pages
...of our country clergy would follow this example; and instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a...that are proper to enforce what has been penned by great masters. This would not only be moreea;y to themselves, but more edifying to the people. L. N...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802 - 366 pages
...of our country clergy would follow this example; and instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a...that are proper to enforce what has been penned by great masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. L....
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1806 - 854 pages
...and, instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour alter :i handsome elocution, and all those other talents that are proper to enforce what has been punned by greater masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 5

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1808 - 708 pages
...of our country clergy would follow this example ; and instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a...what has been penned by greater masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people." I could not refuse myself the...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - English literature - 1811 - 508 pages
...of our country clergy would follow this example ; and, instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a...what has been penned by greater masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. No. 108. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4. Gratis...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811 - 504 pages
...sermon, repeated after this manner, is like the composition of a poet in the month of a graceful actor. those other talents that are proper to enforce what has been penned by greater masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. No. 108. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4. Gratis...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J ..., Volumes 1-13

British essayists - 1819 - 340 pages
...of our country clergy would follow this example ; and instead of wasting their spirits in laborious compositions of their own, would endeavour after a...that are proper to enforce what has been penned by great masters. This would not only be more easy to themselves, but more edifying to the people. L....
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The English and French Languages Compared in Their Grammatical Constructions ...

William Driverger - 1820 - 648 pages
...in laborious compositions of their own, should endeavour after a handsome elocution, and all those talents that are proper to enforce what has been penned by greater masters. Plutarch ascribes this saying to Heraclitus, that all men, whilst they are awake, are in one common...
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