The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience to elegance, and from elegance to nicety.
I may doubt the power of money, since I have been a long time rich, and have not yet found that riches can make me happy.
Mr. Minim had now advanced himself to the zenith of critical reputation
To a study at once so easy and so reputable, so malicious and so harmless … all can be criticks if they will.
He that is loudly praised will be clamorously censured; he that rises hastily into fame will be in danger of sinking suddenly into oblivion.