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" Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed but a precarious dependence. Thank God! we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind... "
The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords, from the Restoration in ... - Side 220
af Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords - 1742
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'Pamela' in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in ...

Thomas Keymer, Elmore Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature at St Anne's College Oxford and Lecturer in English Language and Literature Thomas Keymer, Peter Sabor, Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Professor of English Peter Sabor - 2005 - 295 sider
...made his celebrated contention that 'wit ... is a sort of property: it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on'.101 Having been the first journalist to print the speech (as he illegally did in Fog's on 2 July),...
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Versions of Censorship

John McCormick, Mairi MacInnes - 2006 - 374 sider
...likewise an Encroachment on Property. Wit, my Lords, is a Sort of Property: It is the Property of those that have it, and too often the only Property they...have to depend on. It is, indeed, but a precarious Dependance. Thank God! We— my Lords, have a Dependance of another Kind, we have a much less precarious...
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Patrons of Enlightenment

Edward Andrew - 2006 - 284 sider
...likewise an encroachment on property. Wit, my Lords, is a sort of Property: the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed a precarious dependence.'108 Yet, real property outweighed wit, and Fielding was forced to turn to...
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Temple Bar, Bind 11

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1864
...right to put an excise upon genius. " Wit, my lords," said he finely, " is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...we, my lords, have a dependence of another kind." This pointed remonstrance was unavailing. The bill passed; and in the following year Chetwynd was appointed...
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Notes and Queries

1874
...Lords), said, " You have no right to put an excise on wit. Wit, my lords, is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...God, we, my lords, have a dependence of another kind ! ! "J fiotctnf. [We must request correspondents desiring information on family matters of only private...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Bind 102

1908
...definition and an apt illustration: " WjJ, my Lords, is a sort of property — the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed a precarious dependence. We, my Lords, thank God, have a dependence of another kind." The game was...
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