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" I am drawing near to the close of my career ; I am fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principle,... "
Tait's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 323
edited by - 1838
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1869-1879 [i. e. 1878

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1878
...life, he said of himself: "I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principle." Let us all thank God for that record, and still more for the fact which it so justly embodies. It were...
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Genius: what it is, and what it has accomplished

J. W. Appleton - 1879 - 162 pages
...words of Scott were these : " I have been perhaps the most voluminous writer of my day, and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing which, on my deathbed, I should wish blotted out." It is...
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Plain Living and High Thinking; Or, Practical Self-culture: Moral, Mental ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - Life skills - 1880 - 360 pages
...fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle...nothing which on my deathbed I should wish blotted." Surely when for us, too, the sands in life's hour-glass are nearly run out, when the lengthening shadows...
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Duty

Samuel Smiles - Conduct of life - 1880 - 430 pages
...fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing which on my deathbed I should wish blotted." The same might...
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A Festival of Art, Poetry and Song: Selections from the Greatest Poets of ...

Frederick Saunders - American poetry - 1880 - 392 pages
...before he died, he said : " I have been, perhaps, the most voluminous author of the day, and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish blotted." Melrose...
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Duty: With Illustrations of Courage, Patience and Endurance

Samuel Smiles - Conduct of life - 1880 - 60 pages
...comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing which on my deathbed I should wish blotted." The same might be said of Charles Dickens. He was the Apostle of the People. " I have read," said the...
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Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 10

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882
...fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle...my deathbed I should wish blotted.' I made no reply ; and while we were yet silent, Don Michele Gaetani joined us. and we walked through the vast hall...
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Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott: 1830-1832

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882
...fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to 'think that I have tried to unsettle...my deathbed I should wish blotted.' I made no reply ; and while we were yet silent, Don Michele Gaetani joined us. and we walked through the vast hall...
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Holy thoughts on holy things, selected and arranged by E. Davies

Holy thoughts - 1882
...Dying Acknowledgment of an I have been, perhaps, the most voluminous author of my day, and it a> a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing which on my death-bed I should wish blotted out.— Sir...
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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - Anecdotes - 1882 - 610 pages
...I am ready to tear it to pieces in his presence." Sir Walter Scott was comforted by the thought, " I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and have written nothing which on my death-bed I should wish blotted." Boileau said to...
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