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  • Pope takes the name Dulness largely, for the offuscation of heart and head.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

  • I return'd into my Closet, or rather my Den of Dulness, for the Retreat of such a Student deserves not the Name of a Study.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Station; which render us agreeable to the World, and the World to us; but live in a Stoical Dulness or humersome Stupidity.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Dulness hedges such miserable homes round with walls of brass, enclosing the horrors of the desert and the infinite void.

    A Second Home

  • Dulness fled from their presence; they could tell stories, whistle melodies, and sing comic songs without weariness or cessation: fortunate were those near enough to be enlivened by their drolleries during the tedium of a night detention.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Dulness hedges such miserable homes round with walls of brass, enclosing the horrors of the desert and the infinite void.

    A Second Home

  • To pause, however, in this disquisition, which was carrying us far off Kingstown, New Molloyville, Ireland — nay, into the wide world wherever Dulness inhabits — let it be stated that

    Mens Wives

  • And the great quality of Dulness is to be unalterably contented with itself.

    Mens Wives

  • “History of Dulness in all Ages of the World,” is a book which a philosopher would surely be hanged, but as certainly blessed, for writing.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • Dulness and Ill-manners, closely to attend his person in all encounters.

    The Battle of the Books

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