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" Locke, instructed and delighted the world. When the bookseller offered Milton five pounds for his Paradise Lost, he did not reject it, and commit his poem to the flames — nor did he accept the miserable pittance as the reward of his labours: he knew... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 498
1836
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The British Magazine and Review: Or, Universaal Miscellany of Arts ..., Volume 3

1783 - 424 pages
...commit hisi poem to the flames, nor did he accept the miferable pittance as the reward of bis labour; he knew that the real price of his work was immortality, and that pofterity would pay it!* Had we the pen of Mihqn, we would nobly thank Lord Camden for thefe generous...
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The British Magazine and Review, Or, Universal Miscellany, Volume 1

1783 - 524 pages
...commit his poem to the flames, nor did he accept the miferable pittance as the reward of his labour; he knew that the real price of his work was immortality, and that polterity would pay iti* Had we the pen of Milton, we would nobly thank Lord Camden for thefe generous...
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Notes to Blackstone's Commentaries: Which are Calculated to Answer ..., Volume 5

Edward Christian - 1801 - 284 pages
...commit his poem to the flames, nor did " he accept the miferable pittance as the reward of his labour ; he " knew that the real price of his work was immortality, and that " pofterity would pay it.*' Note ;, page 411, line 20, word durjtiw.—Where an author tranffet3 all...
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A Vindication of the Right of the Universities of Great Britain to a Copy of ...

Edward Christian - 1807 - 100 pages
...commit his poem to the flames, nor did " he accept the miserable pittance as the reward of his " labour; he knew that the real price of his work was " immortality, and that posterity would pay it." The •booksellers or purchasers of copy-right, upon the present occasion, seem to be entirely...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 55

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1836 - 600 pages
...five pounds for his Paradise Lost, he did not reject it, and commit his poem to the flames — nor did he accept the miserable pittance as the reward...given in Blackwood, that every unpaid writer is, ex m termini, an ass. At the conclusion of Mr. Walker's first Number appears this attractive intimation...
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The Pamphleteer

Abraham John Valpy - 1813 - 600 pages
...miserable pittance as the reward of his labor ; 1 Milton's 1'roscWockl, 4to. ••»>• ip 17*. be knew that the real price of his work was immortality, and that posterity would pay it." In this eloquent declamation, with great deference to my Lord Camden, I am at a loss to find the...
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 17

Great Britain. Parliament - 1813 - 738 pages
...commit his poem to the flames, nor did he accept the miserable pittance as the reward of his labour; ne knew that the real price of his work was immortality, and that posterity would pay it. Some authors are as carele-j about profit as others are rapacious of it; and what a situation would...
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The rhapsodist; or, Mes souvenirs, an epistle [in verse].

Richard Esmond Comerford - 1817 - 152 pages
...commit his poem to the flames. Nor did he accept the miserable pittance as the reward of his labour ; he knew that the real price of his work was IMMORTALITY, and that posterity would pay the debt!" Mr. SCOTT generally strikes by a certain aggravation of the features of Nature, by the exaggeration...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 21

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1819 - 592 pages
...Milton five pounds for his Paradise Lost, he did not reject it and commit his poem to the flames, nor did he accept the miserable pittance as the reward...work was immortality, and that posterity would pay it.' Is it possible that this declamation should impose upon any man?* The question is * In opposition...
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“The” Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - 1813 - 716 pages
...commit his poem to the flames, nor did he accept the miserable pittance as the reward of his labour; he knew that the real price of his work was immortality, and that posterity would pay it. Some authors are as careless about profit as others are rapacious of it ; and what a situation...
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