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" No one meeting him could fail to recognise in him a gentleman ; his bearing is cold and uninviting: his style of conversation either openly cynical or affectedly good-natured and benevolent; his bonhomie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched... "
Pen Pictures of Modern Authors - Page 291
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

1910
...himself 'honestly forced to inculcate the dreadful doctrine that life does not pay.' 'His bearing was cold and uninviting, his style of conversation either openly cynical or affectedly good-natured . . . his bonhomie was forced, his wit biting.' This unflattering picture was drawn, to be sure, by...
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Mr. Thackeray, Mr. Yates and the Garrick Club: The Correspondence and Facts

Edmund Hodgson Yates - 1859 - 15 pages
...whisker, but otherwise is clean shaven. No one meeting him could fail to recognise in him a gentleman; his bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation...cynical, or affectedly good-natured and benevolent; his bonhomieis forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched — but his appearance is invariably that...
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Thackeray the humourist and the man of letters, including a selection from ...

1864
...whisker, but otherwise is clean shaven. No one meeting him could fail to recognize in him a gentleman : his bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation...cynical or affectedly good-natured and benevolent ; his bonhommie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched — but his appearance is invariably...
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Thackeray the Humourist and the Man of Letters: The Story of His Life and ...

John Camden Hotten - 1864 - 242 pages
...whisker, but otherwise is clean shaven. No one meeting him could fail to recognize in him a gentleman : his bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation...cynical or affectedly good-natured and benevolent ; his lorihommie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched — but his appearance is invariably...
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The Story of his Life

CHARLES DICKENS. - 1870
...expressive, but remarkable for the fracture of the bridge of the nose, the result of an accident in youth. His bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation...forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched. "His SUCCESS. "No one succeeds better than Mr. Thackeray in cutting his coat according to his cloth....
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Charles Dickens: The Story of His Life

John Camden Hotten - 1870 - 110 pages
...expressive, hut remarkable for the fracture of the bridge of the nose, the result of an accident in youth. His bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation either openly cynical or affectedly good-iiiitnred and benevolent; hia bonhomie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched. "His...
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Charles Dickens: The Story of His Life

John Camden Hotten - 1870 - 110 pages
...is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation either openly cynical or affectedly good-natnred and benevolent ; his bonhomie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched. "His SUCCESS. "No one succeeds better than Mr. Thackeray in cutting his coat according to his cloth....
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Appletons' Journal

American literature - 1879
...with any respect for themselves could not endure him. His heart was cold, his disposition cynical, and his manners so haughty and repelling that everybody...Cynicism was his philosophy, and contempt his religion. Seeing nothing to love or respect in human nature, he pursued his species with merciless ridicule —...
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Charles Dickens, the story of his life, by the author of 'The life of ...

John Camden Hotten - 1873
...expressive, but remarkable for the fracture of the bridge of the nose, the result of an accident in youth, His bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation...cynical or affectedly good-natured and benevolent ; his bonhommie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched. " His SUCCESS. " No one succeeds better...
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anecdote biographies of thackeyray and dickens

richard henry stoddard - 1874
...whisker, but otherwise is clean shaven. No one meeting him could fail to recognize in him a gentleman : his bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation...cynical, or affectedly good-natured and benevolent ; his bonhommie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched — but his, appearance is invariably...
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