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" This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords! "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Page 210
by James Boswell - 1821
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...riot refrain from expreffing himfelf concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom: " This man (faid he) I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find,...among Lords ! " And when his Letters to his natural fon were publifhed, he obferved, that " they teach the morals of a whore, and the manners 'of a dancing-mafter...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...is only a wit among Lords ! " And when his Letters to his natural fon were publifhed, he obferved, that " they teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing-mafter V The character of a " refpectable Hottentot," in Lord Chefterfield's letters, has been...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 20

1791
...not refrain from expreffing himfelf concerning that Nobleman with pointed freedom : " This man (faid he) I thought had been a Lord among wits ; but I find, fc« is only a wit among Lords !" And when his letters to his natural Ion were publilhed, he obferved,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...having now explicitly avowed his opinion of Lord Chesterfield, did not refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom: 'This...only a wit among Lords*!' And when his Letters to his humour ; but by no means reply in the same way ; which only shows that you are hurt, and publishes...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...having now explicitly avowed his opinion of Lord Chesterfield, did not refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : '...only a wit among Lords'!' And when his Letters to his humour; but by no means reply in the same way ; which only shows that you are hurt, and publishes the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...having now explicitly avowed his opinion of Lord Chesterfield, did not refrain from expressing' himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : "...(said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits ; but, \ find, he is only a wit among Lords !" And when his Letters to his natural son were published, he...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...having now explicitly avowed his opinion of Lord Chesterfield, did not refrainr from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : "...of a whore, and the manners of a dancing-master." In 1736, he resumed his scheme of giving an edition of (shakspeare with notes. He issued proposals...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...nobleman with pointed freedom : 45. . '* This man (said he) 1 thought had been a Lord among wits ; but, 1 find, he is only a wit among Lords !"* And when his...of a whore, ' and the manners of a dancing-master." 9 The character of a " respectable Hottentot," in Lord Chesterfield's letters, has been generally understood...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809
...envy, want, the Patron, and the jail : and speaking of him to his friends, " This man," would he say, " I thought had been a Lord among wits, but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords !" Whatever severity there may be in this observation, the opinion which he pronounced upon the Letters...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809 - 499 pages
...envy, want, the Patron, and the jail : and speaking of him to his friends, " This man," would he say, " I thought had been a Lord among wits, but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords !" Whatever severity there may be in this observation, the opinion which he pronounced upon the Letters...
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