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" Besides, that it is many times as troublesome to make good the pretence of a good quality, as to have it ; and if a man have it not, it is ten to one, but he is discovered to want it, and then all his pains and labour to seem to have it is lost. "
The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson - Page 15
de John Tillotson - 1748
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 pages
...any thing, is really to be what he would feem to be. Ecfi-Jes, -it is often as troublefome to fupport the pretence of a good quality, as to have it ; and if a man have it not, .it is rnoft likely he will be d if covered to want it ; and then all his labour to feem to have it is loft....
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1019 pages
...thing, is really to be what he would feem to be. Befides, that it is many times as troublefome to make good the pretence of a good quality, as to have it;...and if a man have it not, it is ten to one but he is difcovercd to want it, and then all his pains and labour to feem to have it is loft. There is fomething...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

1792 - 456 pages
...thing, is really to be what he would fccm to be. Bcfides, that it is many times as troubjefome to make good the pretence of a good quality, as to have it...and if a man have it not, it is ten to one but he is difcuvered te want it, and then all his pains and labour te feem to have it is loft. There is forncthmg...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

1797 - 1120 pages
...Befides, that it is many times as troublefome to make good the pretence of a good quality, as to bave it; and if a man have it not, it is ten to one but...There is fomething unnatural in painting, which a fkilfuleye will cafily difcern from native beauty and com* plexion. It is hard to perfonate and a£la...
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The Enquirer: Reflections on Education, Manners, and Literature. In a Series ...

William Godwin - 1797 - 481 pages
...he would feem to be. Belides, that it is * many times as troublefome, to * make good the pretences of a good quality, * as to have it ; and if a man...his pains and labour to feem to have it * is loft." Sprat is perhaps the firft author who wrote Englifh profe with a ftyle of neatnefs. Dr. Johnfon is...
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The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians: Connected ..., Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1801
...thine, is really to be what he would feem to be. Befides that it is many times as troublefome to make good the pretence of a good quality as to have it...pains and labour to feem to have it, is loft. There is fomethinp unnatural in painting, which a fkilful eye will eafily difcem from native beauty and com--...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1802
...thing, is really to be what he would seem to be. Besides, that it is many times as troublesome to make good the pretence of a good quality, as to have it;...and if a man have it not, it is ten to one but he is discovered to want it ; and then all his pains and labour to seem to have it, are lost.' In another...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802
...thing, is really to be what he would seem to be. Besides, that it is many times as troublesome to make good the pretence of a good quality, as to have it...and if a man have it not, it is ten to one but he is discovered to want it ; and then all his pains and labour to seem to have it, are lost.' In another...
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The Speaker, Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1805 - 394 pages
...it i and if a man have it not, it is moft likely he will be di(covered to want it, and then all his labour to feem to ha.ve it is loft. There is fomething unnatural in painting, which a fkilful eye will eafily difcern from native beauty, and complexion. IT is hard to perfonate and aft a part long; for...
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The Spectator; in Miniature: Being a Collection of the Principal ..., Volume 1

1808
...really to he what he would seem to he. Besides, that it is many times as trouhlesome to make good tha pretence of a good quality, as to have it ; and if a man have it not, it is ten to one hut he is discovered to want it ; and then all his pains and lahour to seem to have it, is lost." In...
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