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Yes; I have heard it remarked, their speakers seem to have been all plagiaries.
They were all dunces, pedants, plagiaries, quacks, and impostors; and you could not name a single performance, but what was tame, stupid, and insipid.
The reason he did not proceed to construct it was "the difficulty he had encountered in teaching others the construction and use of the single engine, and in overcoming prejudices"; the patent of 1782 was only taken out because he found himself "beset with a host of plagiaries and pirates."
James Watt Andrew Carnegie 1877
 Whoever reads this piece, and is not aware that Blount was one of the most unscrupulous plagiaries that ever lived, will be surprised to find, mingled with the poor thoughts and poor words of a thirdrate pamphleteer, passages so elevated in sentiment and style that they would be worthy of the greatest name in letters.
The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 4 Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay 1829
These gentlemen are undoubtedly the first plagiaries that pretend to make a reputation, by stealing from a man's works in his own life-time, and out of a public print. '
The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland Cibber, Theophilus, 1703-1758 1753
That these plagiaries should, after having thus stolen their whole design from us, charge us with robbery, on any occasion, is a degree of impudence scarcely to be matched, and certainly entitles them to the first rank among false heroes.
The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 05 Miscellaneous Pieces Samuel Johnson 1746
Though, if I had taken the whole story, and wrought it up into a play, I might have done it exactly according to the practice of almost all the ancients, who were never accused of being plagiaries for building their tragedies on known fables.
The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 07 John Dryden 1665
In private, it is the impartiality of authors to their own performances, the justice of partizans, the originality of plagiaries, and the principle of _pamphleteers_. "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844 Various
But the modern Greeks are such notorious plagiaries, that I should only quote a plurality of names.] [Footnote 81: Renaudot (Hist.
History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 5 Edward Gibbon 1765
These gentlemen are undoubtedly the first plagiaries that pretend to make a reputation by stealing from a man's works in his own life-time, and out of a public print. '[
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 Alexander Pope 1716
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